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Philippines / Elec. #548672

NBC Evening News for Friday, Feb 07, 1986
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Both Ferdinand Marcos and Corazon Aquino reported claiming victory in president elecs. here; government and independent tallies said reflecting same disparity. Slowdown in government vote tallying, thought delayed by Marcos to determine number votes he needs to officially win, described. [Senator Richard LUGAR - believes government is trying to manipulate votes; explains; cites possible effect of vote fraud on US-Marcos rel., dilemma for US.] Fraud and violence during voting discussed; exs. shown. [Australian reporter Paul LYNEHAM - describes shooting attack on polling place.] [Elec. OFFICIAL - notes efforts of some to remove ballot boxes.] [MARCOS - claims he's instructed followers to restrain themselves.] [MAN - cites missing names of registered voters.] Discovery of ballots for Aquino in ditch mentioned, shown. [AQUINO - is confident of victory.] Govt. television network's method of elec. coverage described. [NAMFREL director Jose CONCEPCION - explains consequences for Marcos of election fraud.] No. killed in election violence today reported; details given.

Brokaw, Tom

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