• Short Summary

    TWO MONTHS OF ELECTION CAMPAIGNING IN AUSTRIA IS DRAWING TO A CLOSE. PARLIAMENTARY ELECTIONS WILL?

  • Description

    TWO MONTHS OF ELECTION CAMPAIGNING IN AUSTRIA IS DRAWING TO A CLOSE. PARLIAMENTARY ELECTIONS WILL BE HELD IN THE COUNTRY ON SUNDAY.

    THE ELECTION IS VITAL TO THE POLITICAL FUTURE OF AUSTRIA. THE TWO MOST POWERFUL PARTIES, THE CONSERVATIVE PEOPLE'S PARTY AND THE SOCIALISTS, RESIGNED THEIR COALITION GOVERNMENT IN OCTOBER AFTER FAILING TO AGREE ON A BUDGET FOR THIS YEAR.

    THE COALITION GOVERNMENT AGREED TO REMAIN IN OFFICE UNTIL THE ELECTION WAS DECIDED. AT PRESENT TO PEOPLE'S PARTY HOLDS 81 SEATS AND THE SOCIALISTS 76. THE ONLY OPPOSITION PARTY, THE RIGHTIST FREEDOM PARTY,IS REPRESENTED IN THE AUSTRIA PARLIAMENT BY EIGHT SEATS.

    THE RESIGNATION OF THE COALITION ENDED AFTER A UNITY OF 20 YEARS.

    THE BALANCE OF SUPPORT IS FINELY BALANCED BETWEEN THE PEOPLE'S PARTY (JUST OVER TWO MILLION VOTES IN 1962) AND THE SOCIALISTS (JUST UNDER TWO MILLION).

    NEARLY FIVE MILLION PEOPLE, INCLUDING 400-THOUSAND NEW ELECTORS, ARE ELIGIBLE TO VOTE IN THE ELECTION.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA1T67MWI11K73SXFS761FYDJ5T
    Media URN:
    VLVA1T67MWI11K73SXFS761FYDJ5T
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    02/03/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:57:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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