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    IN AUSTRIA, THE CONSERVATIVE PEOPLE'S PARTY WON AN ABSOLUTE MAJORITY IN YESTERDAY'S (SUNDAY'S) GENERAL ELECTION.?

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    GV INT..MINISTRY OF INTERIOR
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    CU RESULTS ON T.V. SCREEN PAN TO RESULTS BOARD
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    CU VICE-CHANCELLOR PITTERMAN SPEAKS, SHAKES HANDS WITH CHANCELLOR KLAUS
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    SV DEMONSTRATOR WAVE FLAGS
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    GV BALCONY
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    GV DR KLAUS SPEAKS TO CROWD
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    SV PEOPLE WITH TORCHES
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    GV BALCONY
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    GV CROWD
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    Background: IN AUSTRIA, THE CONSERVATIVE PEOPLE'S PARTY WON AN ABSOLUTE MAJORITY IN YESTERDAY'S (SUNDAY'S) GENERAL ELECTION. FOR TWENTY YEARS, THE COUNTRY HAS BEEN RULED BY A COALITION OF THE PEOPLE'S PARTY AND THE SOCIALISTS.

    THE LEADER OF THE CONSERVATIVE PARTY IS DR JOSEPH KLAUS, THE AUSTRIAN PRESIDENT. HE SAID ON TELEVISION AFTER THE ELECTION THAT A BIG THREAT HAD BEEN AVOIDED AS THE AUSTRIANS HAD MADE A CLEAR DECISION AGAINST THE SOCIALISTS AND THEIR ALLIANCE WITH THE COMMUNISTS.

    THE CONSERVATIVES WON 85 OF THE 165 NATIONAL ASSEMBLY SEATS. THE SOCIALISTS HEADED BY VICE-CHANCELLOR PITTERMAN WON 74. THE ONLY OTHER PARTY TO GAIN SEATS, THE RIGHT-WING FREEDOM PARTY, TOOK SIX.

    HITHERTO, THE CONSERVATIVE-SOCIALIST COALITION GOVERNMENT IN AUSTRIA WAS IN OFFICE FOR THE LONGEST PERIOD IN EUROPE. (BRITAIN GOES TO THE POLLS ON MARCH 31ST -- WITH THE CONSERVATIVES HOPING TO REGAIN POWER FROM MR HAROLD WILSON'S SOCIALIST GOVERNMENT.)

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    Film ID:
    VLVA1OCMB6IVYSAC60RZPECF5IRO1
    Media URN:
    VLVA1OCMB6IVYSAC60RZPECF5IRO1
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    07/03/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:08:00
    Time in/Out:
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    Canister:
    N/A

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