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June 09, 1979 - Image 5

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CAIRO, Egypt (AP)-President
Anwar Sadat's National Democratic
Party claimed a landslide victory
yesterday in national elections for "the
Parliament of peace."
Party leaders said their candidates
were piling up large margins of victory
from Thursday's balloting in most of
the 376 districts electing legislators.
Results will not be announced until
today, but Cairo's official Middle East
News Agency said candidates who op-
posed Sadat's peace treaty with Israel
were being swamped. It gave no figures
but listed a number of opposition
politicians who lost their seats.
prohibited the candidates from
criticizing the treaty or making it a
political issue.
The election, the first multiparty
balloting since the overthrow of King

The Michigan Daily-Saturday, June 9, 1979-Page 5
Dems claim win in Parliament
Farouk 27 years ago, had 1,682 can- fistfights in four provincial districts. Brotherhood organization, and Sheik
didates seeking election to 376 seats in THE LEFT-WING National Ashour, the Moslem religious leader
the People's Assembly. Four more will Progressive Union Party (NPUP) who once shouted in parilament,
be elected later from the Sinai and distributed leaflets charging their can- "Down with Sadat!"
Sadat will appoint 10, for a total 390 didates had been harassed and the elec-
members of the unicameral legislature. tions "rigged" at some polling stations. IT REPORTED Prime Minister
Run-off elections will be held June 14 NPUP leader Khaled Moheiddin ap- Mustafa Khalil won about 90 per cent of
in those districts where no candidate peared to be the only leftist winner, as the votes in his district while Interior
received a majority. three avowed communists were Minister Nabawi Ismail and his wife,
FIVE PARTIES entered candidates, defeated, the Middle East News agency singer Fayda Kamel, won assembly
including 355 National Democrats, 176 reported. seats with sweeping majorities.
Arab Socialists, and 78 Liberals. There The agency said among the The agency quoted Khalil as saying,
were nearly 1,000 independents. Among prominent losers were Mahmoud al "The elections are now complete. Let
those seeking office were 99 'vomen, Qadhi, who had tried to establish the us brace ourselves for the battle of con-
with 30 seats sat aside for female National Front Party; Kamal Eid, a solidating the peace and the recon-
legislators. leader of the outlawed Moslem struction of Egypt."
Sadat's party had 312 members in the
old 350-seat assembly dissolved in
April. Now Showing, Campus Area Butterfield Theatres
Local newspapers said five persons
y were killed and more than 30 were WEDNESDAY IS MONDAY NIGHT IS ADULTS FRI, SAT., SUN.
wounded Thursday in gun battles or ,, S ,,, "GUEST NIGHT" EVE. &HOLIDAYS $3.50


Little released on parole;
begins new life in NYC
NEW YORK (AP)-Joan Little,
defendant in a murder trial which at-
tracted worldwide attention, was
released from prison on parole yester-
day and immediately flew here to work
with a law firm.
Little, who was released from the
North Carolina Correction Center for
Women in Raleigh, moved in with a
Queens family to begin work in a law of-
fice next week, according to the New -
York Division of Parole.
Phillip Brown, a spokesman for the
North Carolina Board of Paroles, said
Little will work as- a file clerk, but
refused to identify the firm.
EDWARD ELWIN, executive direc-
tor of the New York parole department,
would give no other details about Lit-
tle's plans.
Little, 25, will be under intensive
supervision for at least two years
before becoming eligible for release
from parole.
Elwin said that during her first three
or four months, Little will report to of-
ficials once a week. After that, he said,
she probably will be placed on a once-a-
week reporting schedule.
BROWN SAID IN a prepared Litt
statement, "Miss Little has had no in-
fraction since her return to prison and two months later.
has maintained satisfactory perfor- Attorney William Kuntsler, who
mance levels in her program in- carried her battle against extradition
volvement.'' unsuccessfully to the U.S. Supreme
In 1975, Little was acquitted on a Court, said Friday, "I thought it was
charge of murder in the slaying of long enough," when asked about Lit-
Clarence Alligood, a jailer in the tle's parole. "I'm very glad it's taken
Beaufort County, N.C., jail, where she place.
was being held pending appeal of a "North Carolina is very smart in
breaking and entering conviction. She doing this. I hope her life begins anew
testified that she struck the white jailer up here," he said in a telephone inter-
after he sexually assaulted her. view.
SHE THEN WAS returned to prison Kunstler said he hoped to meet with
to serve a 7- to 10-year sentence, on a Little, who worked for the Harlem-
breaking-and-entering charge. She based National Council of Black
escaped from prison on Oct. 15, 1977, Lawyers before she was extradited to
and was arrested in Brooklyn nearly North Carolina.

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But to certify "best," he won't lie
For he's tasted the winner
And he's right; you must give it a try!

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