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Philippines / Elec. #548284

NBC Evening News for Monday, Feb 10, 1986
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(Manila, Philippines: Steve Mallory) Contd. confusion over whether Ferdinand Marcos or Corazon Aquino won president election illustrated; scenes shown. [Senator Richard LUGAR - cites importance of vote count; notes rampant fraud.] Walkout of computer operators claiming vote count was rigged in Marcos' favor noted. [AQUINO - remains committed to assuming office] Murder of Aquino supporter mentioned; Marcos-controlled parliament said final authority on vote count.

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(DC: Chris Wallace) Reagan administration's assumption Marcos will be declared winner and commitment to continue backing him examined. [President REAGAN - hopes both ptys. will cooperate.] White House messages to Aquino and Marcos quoted on screen. United States military ints. in Philippines noted. [Former assistant secretary state Richard HOLBROOKE - fears administration's dismissal of election fraud will mislead Marcos and Filipino people.] [Representative Stephen SOLARZ - suggests United States aid be placed in escrow account; explains.]

Brokaw, Tom;
Mallory, Steve;
Wallace, Chris

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