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Philippines / Elec. #548654

NBC Evening News for Thursday, Feb 06, 1986
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Importance for United States of today's election here between Corazon Aquino, widow of assassinated opposition leader Benigno Aquino, and Ferdinand Marcos noted. Expecta-tions of vote fraud discussed; Senator Richard Lugar mentioned heading United States team observing process. Factors inhibiting honest election outlined on screen. Marcos noted appointing General Fabian Ver as election supervisor; his perceived role in Aquino's murder recalled. Govt. reported distributing free food last night as belated Christmas gift from Marcos; other government bribes described.

(Manila, Philippines: Steve Mallory) Police and military preparations for post-elec. violence noted; scenes shown. [Opposition candidate Salvador LAUREL - expects dirty, violent election] [Marcos' running mate Arturo TOLENTINO - assumes violence will occur.] [Senator Richard LUGAR - describes team's alleged ability to monitor voting.] Warnings of both Aquino and Marcos should they lose recalled. [American BUSINESSMAN - notes advice to workers.]

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) No. killed and injured in incidents related to election and mil.'s security precautions outlined. Upcoming item announced.

Brokaw, Tom;
Mallory, Steve

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