• Short Summary

    THE WORLD'S OLDEST RULING STATESMAN, DR.KONRAD ADENAUER, WEST GERMAN FEDERAL CHANCELLOR, RETURNED HOME TODAY (FRIDAY),?

  • Description

    THE WORLD'S OLDEST RULING STATESMAN, DR.KONRAD ADENAUER, WEST GERMAN FEDERAL CHANCELLOR, RETURNED HOME TODAY (FRIDAY), AFTER A FIVE-WEEK HOLIDAY IN ITALY.HE WAS MET BY MEMBERS OF HIS FAMILY, AND GOVERNMENT MINISTERS.

    IT WAS DR.ADENAUER'S FIRST HOME-COMING SINCE THE NEWS OF HIS RETIREMENT IN THE AUTUMN WAS CONFIRMED, BY THE CHANCELLOR, ON TELEVISION.

    HE TOLD VIEWERS LAST WEEK THAT THE HE WOULD DEFINITELY CEASE TO BE CHANCELLOR "EITHER IN OCTOBER OR NOVEMBER." THE DATE ORIGINALLY FIXED FOR HIS RETIREMENT WAS OCTOBER 1ST.

    HE HAS NEVER BEFORE MADE A PUBLIC STATEMENT ABOUT THIS.BELIEF THAT HE WOULD RETIRE IN THE AUTUMN WAS BASED ON AN UNPUBLISHED LETTER WRITTEN AFTER THE 1961 GENERAL ELECTION, AND LATER STATEMENTS BY CHRISTIAN DEMOCRATIC PARTY LEADERS.

    THE CHANCELLOR'S STATEMENT DISPELLED RECENT RUMOURS THAT HE WOULD TRY TO REMAIN IN OFFICE TILL HIS TERM EXPIRES IN 1965.

    DR.ADENAUER WAS 87 IN JANUARY.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA29T9IA80EL5D2WA8W283FF9I7
    Media URN:
    VLVA29T9IA80EL5D2WA8W283FF9I7
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    19/04/1963
    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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