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Salient. Victoria University Student Newspaper. Volume 36, Number 24. 26th September 1973




On September 15, 1973 we saw the biggest blunder of the year in the MSSA Annual General Election. Not only was the conduct of the election of office bearers in contravention of the MSSA Constitution by allowing non-financial members to vote and thus defeat the purpose of being a financial supporter of the association but also we have the President of VUWSA interfering and influencing the Chairman and committee on how the election was conducted. It only reminds me of the general election in Vietnam and how the US imperialists told the Vietnamese how to conduct their elections — imperialist style.

Why can't the VUWSA President mind his own business and at the same time stop interfering in the affairs of an overseas student association. Vietnam is a global example of how the white man manipulated a poverty stricken country. And here in New Zealand we have a glaring example of how they tried to tell us how to run our own affairs.

What happened at the AGM was a direct castration of the MSSA constitution under the very eyes of the very people who are supposed to know better — the big bosses of VUWSA and NZUSA.

No representation without constitutionally fair elections.

Yours in Fair Deal