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El Salvador / Elections #89163

ABC Evening News for Sunday, Mar 25, 1984
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(Studio) Heavy voter turnout for today's elecs. in El Salvador despite guerrilla violence reported.
REPORTER: Sam Donaldson

(San Salvador, El Salvador) Problems facing voters due to system's failure examined; films shown. [US adviser John KELLY - considers process a "mess."] Guerrilla violence near election stations reported, shown. Cands. Roberto D'Aubuisson and Jose Napoleon Duarte thought main contenders; both mentioned dependent on continued United States support to end civil war. [DUARTE - feels nation can't survive another year without United States aid.] [D'AUBUISSON - (thru translator) claims opponents will be allowed access to democrat systems.]
REPORTER: Anne Garrels

(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Sam Donaldson

(Apopa, El Salvador) Elec.-day activity here by both army and guerrillas examined; voter turnout explained as mandatory by Salvadoran law. Voting process breakdown prohibiting voters' exercise of right described, shown; experiences of some voters (named in report) cited as exs.
REPORTER: Richard Threlkeld

(Studio) Probable runoff election between Duarte and D'Aubuisson discussed. Duarte mentioned claiming Cuban-based death squad is after him.
REPORTER: Sam Donaldson

Donaldson, Sam;
Garrels, Anne;
Threlkeld, Richard

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