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El Salvador #77318

ABC Evening News for Friday, Mar 26, 1982
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(Studio) Upcoming elecs. in El Salvador noted.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(El Salvador) Arrival of United States observers to monitor Sunday's election examined; their meeting with President Jose Napoleon Duarte mentioned. [Richard SCAMMON - explains steps taken to assure election will be fair.] Concern over possible terrorist activity aimed at disrupting elecs. considered. US amb. Deane Hinton noted implying possible victory of right-wing cand. Roberto d'Aubuisson; details given, films shown. [HINTON - notes US policy toward winner.]
REPORTER: Jack Smith

(DC) United States delegation, lead by Senator Nancy Kassebaum, noted concerned both with fairness of election and with winner; films shown. Admin.'s concern should Duarte lose explained; assistant Secretary of State Thomas Enders' statement regarding minimal requirements winner must meet for good United States relations listed. [State Department spokesperson Dean FISCHER - considers commitment to democrat principals mandatory no matter who wins.]
REPORTER: Barrie Dunsmore

(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(Studio) Sunday's election and political campaign discussed; films shown. [Former vice president Guillermo UNGO - doesn't think current regime recognizes democrat] [Jose Napoleon DUARTE - thinks left participates through violence.] United States support for Duarte explained; right-wing candidate Roberto d'Aubuisson profiled. No. killed in political violence in recent mos. mentioned; other political ptys. campaigning. against Duarte described. Implications of election for relations with US considered.
REPORTER: Richard Threlkeld

(Studio) Further discussion of issue on tonight's "Nightline" and "This Wk. with David Brinkley" announced.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

Dunsmore, Barrie;
Reynolds, Frank;
Smith, Jack;
Threlkeld, Richard

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