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South Vietnam / National Assembly Elections #459607

NBC Evening News for Sunday, Aug 29, 1971
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(Studio) 79% of voters cast ballots in South Vietnam National Assembly elections; enemy makes terrorist attacks to disrupt voting.
REPORTER: Garrick Utley

(Saigon, South Vietnam) Voting conducted by paper ballot; 83 candidates contest for 5 seats in Saigon 1st district; film shows South Vietnam President Nguyen Van Thieu arriving to vote.
REPORTER: Arthur Lord

(Ankhe, South Vietnam) Ankhe voters have 15 candidates for 3 seats; high turnout reflects lack of rebellion against Thieu government since opponents had charged election rigged.
REPORTER: No reporter given

(Bac Lieu, South Vietnam) Bac Lieu voters choose from 9 candidates for 3 seats; anti- government candidate charges Army forcing voters to vote for government candidates, destroying anti-government candidates' ballots; army bars reporters from viewing Buddhist monks' protest at polling place.
REPORTER: George Lewis

(Studio) Election results to be known Wednesday or Thursday
REPORTER: Garrick Utley

Lewis, George;
Lord, Arthur;
Utley, Garrick

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