South Viet Nam: A Voice for the Countryside

South Viet Nam last week entered the second and final stage of its return to constitutional rule. Throughout the country, 1,240 candidates opened their campaigns for the election on Oct. 22 to fill the 137 seats in the Lower House of the new National Assembly. Since many of its members will come from hamlets and villages rather than the big cities, the Lower House will, for the first time, give the people of the countryside a voice in the Saigon government. The new House is also expected to reflect the country's Buddhist majority, thus offsetting the heavy Catholic representation...

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