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Vietnam / Coalition Government Leader #5236

ABC Evening News for Friday, May 16, 1969
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(Studio) American plan includes international supervised South Vietnam elections, with government including VC. 1 man could run coalition government
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

(Saigon, South Vietnam) Popular South Vietnam general, "Big" Minh acceptable to Communists as coalition government head. John Scali 1st reporter to interview Minh since President Nguyen Van Thieu allowed his return from exile 8 mos. ago. Minh unimpressed by Nixon plan; surprised Communists would consider him. Won't join Thieu cabinet. American diplomats see him as a "DeGaulle," waiting for country to call him.
REPORTER: John Scali

Scali, John;
Smith, Howard K.

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