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Philippines / Elec. #548688

NBC Evening News for Saturday, Feb 08, 1986
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(Studio: Connie Chung) Philippines President Ferdinand Marcos, in face of growing indications that he has lost election to Corazon Aquino, said considering declaring election invalid; United States officials noted believing she won elec.

(Manila, Philippines: Keith Miller) [MARCOS - acknowledges considering alternatives to losing.] Extensive vote fraud uncovered by United States team observing elec. noted. [Senator Richard LUGAR - accuses Marcos regime of cheating; explains.] [MARCOS - dismisses threat of halt to United States military and economic aid.] Corazon Aquino's claims of victory noted. [AQUINO - feels nation needs Marcos' concession as soon as possible; hopes United States can influence him.] Violence against Aquino workers trying to protect integrity of ballot box and army's claims of peace considered; death toll mentioned.

(Studio: Connie Chung, Keith Miller) Possible timeframe in announcing election results discussed.

(DC: Richard Valeriani) Admin.'s belief Aquino has won election discussed.

(Studio: Connie Chung, Richard Valeriani) Possible United States reaction if Marcos declares election invalid considered.

(Studio: Connie Chung) "Meet the Press" announced.

Chung, Connie;
Miller, Keith;
Valeriani, Richard

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