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    WILLY BRANDT, FOREIGN MINISTER AND LEADER OF GERMANY'S SOCIAL DEMOCRATS PARTY, TODAY (MONDAY) ANNOUNCED HIS INTENTION TO BECOME WEST GERMANY'S NEXT CHANCELLOR, EVEN THOUGH HIS PARTY CAME SECOND IN THE ELECTIONS TO CHANCELLOR KURT KIESINGER.

  • Description

    WILLY BRANDT, FOREIGN MINISTER AND LEADER OF GERMANY'S SOCIAL DEMOCRATS PARTY, TODAY (MONDAY) ANNOUNCED HIS INTENTION TO BECOME WEST GERMANY'S NEXT CHANCELLOR, EVEN THOUGH HIS PARTY CAME SECOND IN THE ELECTIONS TO CHANCELLOR KURT KIESINGER.

    HERR BRANDT SAYS HE WILL FORM A COALITION WITH A THIRD PARTY, THE LIBERAL FREE DEMOCRATS, IN ORDER TO FORCE HERR KIESINGER'S CHRISTIAN DEMOCRATS INTO A MINORITY POSITION.

    HERR BRANDT AND CHANCELLOR KIESINGER CAME FACE TO FACE WITH EACH OTHER TODAY AS THEY ARRIVED FOR A MEETING OF THE OUTGOING CABINET IN BONN. THEIR GREETING WAS CURT, AND THEY ONLY MUSTERED A SMILE WHEN CONFRONTED BY PRESS PHOTOGRAPHERS.

    IF HERR BRANDT'S SCHEME IS SUCCESSFUL, HE WILL FORCE THE CHRISTIAN DEMOCRATS INTO OPPOSITION FOR THE FIRST TIME IN 20 YEARS. THE PROPOSED COALITION GOVERNMENT WOULD HAVE 254 SEATS IN THE NEW BUNDESTAG (LOWER HOUSE), A MAJORITY OF TWELVE OVER CHANCELLOR KIESINGER'S PARTY.

    HERR BRANDT TOOK THE FIRST CONSTITUTIONAL STEP TOWARDS THE CHANCELLERY TODAY BY INFORMING PRESIDENT GUSTAV HEINEMANN OF HIS INTENTION LESS THAN 12 HOURS AFTER THE RESULT OF THE GENERAL ELECTION BECAME KNOWN. HERR KIESINGER HAS PRESENTED HIS INTENTIONS TO FORM THE NEW GOVERNMENT ALSO.

    AND AS THE BATTLE FOR POWER GROWS, THE WEST GERMAN GOVERNMENT TODAY FREED THE DEUTSCHEMARK FROM ITS OFFICIAL PARITY. THE RESULT HAS BEEN SPECULATIVE SCRAMBLE BY INTERNATIONAL DEALERS TO SNAP UP MARKS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA27JBQ98CL6L1TBQYK9V1CQS77
    Media URN:
    VLVA27JBQ98CL6L1TBQYK9V1CQS77
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    29/09/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:05:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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