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England / Election #84787

ABC Evening News for Friday, Jun 10, 1983
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(Studio) Outcome of British elecs, major victory for Prime Min. Margaret Thatcher and Conservative party, outlined.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(London, England) Details of election examined; films shown. [THATCHER - anticipates victory.] Thatcher's political attributes, include Falkland war leadership, noted. [THATCHER - hadn't anticipated such large victory.] Labor party candidate Michael FOOT - will wait for final vote count to comment.] [Later, FOOT - acknowledges party's defeats.] Details of final vote outlined on screen, discussed. Moderate Catholic candidate Gerry Fitt noted defeated by IRA (Irish Republican Army) candidate in North Ireland; terrorist attack on British soldier mentioned. [New Parliament member IRA (Irish Republican Army) candidate -Gerry ADAMS - accepts deaths of British troops in North Ireland as inevitable.] Foot's probable pol. demise in Labor party noted. Thatcher thought replacing foreign minister in cabinet reshuffle.

(Studio) Current standing of British pound mentioned; Queen Elizabeth noted never voting. Details given.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(Studio) Upcoming item announced.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

5:36:10 INTRO. DAVID BRINKLEY (DC); MAX ROBINSON (Chicago, Illinois); PETER JENNINGS (London, England)

Brinkley, David;
Jennings, Peter;
Lee, Mike

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