- Title: ALGERIA VOTES ON REFERENDUM.
- Date: 9th January 1961
- Summary: TRUMELET. 1. GV PAN..voters in vicinity of polling station. 0.06 2. CU Pro-de Gaulle poster zoom into 'Yes'. 0.12 3. CU 'Non' poster. 0.15 4. GV PAN DOWN..polling statio to crowd. 0.19 5. CU Moslem type. 0.21 6. CU Another. 0.23 7. MV Queue at doorway. 0.26 8. MV Officials and voters at desk. 0.28 9. CU 'Non' referendum card on desk. 0.30 10. CU 'Oui' referendum card. 0.32 11. MV Voter takes cards and enters booth. 0.47 12. MV Voters and official at desk. 0.51 13. MV Voter exits from booth. 0.54 14. CU Drops voter into box. 1.0 15. GV Women outside another polling station. 1.3 16. MV Women. 1.5 17. CU Types. 1.7 18. MV European women officials at desk. 1.10 19. GV Moslem women receiving ballot papers etc from officials. 1.14 20. MV Moslem woman leaves booth - casts vote. 1.23 WHIP PAN CHERAGUS. 21. CU Sign 'Cheragas'. 1.26 22. CU Sign 'Bureaux de Vote'. 1.27 23. GV EXT..polling station. 1.30 24. MV INT..official deals with voters. 1.37 25. CU Official. 1.40 26. MV Officials at desk with voters. 1.43 27. CU Officials hands paper and indicates. 1.47 28. MV Officials and voters. 1.50 Initials TDH/S/CW Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved
- Embargoed: 24th January 1961 12:00
- Location: CHERAGAS AND TRUMELET ALGERIA
- Country: Algeria
- Reuters ID: LVABNCPUO6E1BIVZM9FCCRO2PFTD
- Story Text: Despite mass Moslem abstentions in the large Algerian cities, M. Morin, French Delegate General in Algeria, announced early Jan 9 that the country's electors had giver a majority answer of "Oui" to President de Gaulle's request for confidence in his policy on Algeria. 27 million electors of Metropolitan France confirmed this decision Jan 8 - final day of the three-day referendum.
Apart from a few scattered incidents, the referendum passed off quietly in Algeria. A scene of one of these incidents was in the Tiaret Region. Five Moslem demonstrators were killed and 10 injured when they attacked a convoy of French army trucks bringing in Moslem voters from outlying villages. At Trumeles, a nearby village, all was quiet. Almost sixty per-cent of the population defied Nationalist calls for a total Moslem boycott, and voted.
Cheragas was another Algerian village where all was quiet, although the poll was light.
Complete figures show that President de Gaulle had been given the mandate he sought, and in now expected to proceed with his intention of giving Algerians the right to self-determination.
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