• Short Summary

    ALMOST TWO MONTHS AFTER THE SEPTEMBER 17 ELECTIONS, WEST GERMANY HAS A NEW GOVERNMENT. ON?

  • Description

    ALMOST TWO MONTHS AFTER THE SEPTEMBER 17 ELECTIONS, WEST GERMANY HAS A NEW GOVERNMENT. ON NOVEMBER 14, BEFORE THE BUNDESTAG IN BONN, DR. ADENAUER, THE 85-YEAR-OLD WEST GERMAN CHANCELLOR, LED HIS 20-MEMBER CABINET IN TAKING THE OATH.

    THERE WAS NO APPLAUSE FROM THE BUNDESTAG FOR DR. ADENAUER AFTER HE HAD TAKEN THE OATH AND RETURNED TO HIS PLACE ON THE GOVERNMENT SEATS - FURTHER EVIDENCE OF THE PROLONGED AND BITTER STRUGGLE MARKING THE LAST YEARS OF THE CHANCELLOR'S POLITICAL CAREER.

    THE SOCIAL DEMOCRATS LEFT THE CHAMBER DURING THE SHORT CEREMONY IN PROTEST AGAINST THE REFUSAL OF DR. GERSTENMAIER, PRESIDENT OF THE BUNDESTAG, TO PERMIT DR. MOMMER, THEIR PARLIAMENTARY LEADER, TO PROTEST BEFORE THE SWEARING-IN AGAINST DR. ADENAUER'S DECISION TO MAKE A DECLARATION OF POLICY ONLY AFTER HIS VISIT TO PRESIDENT KENNEDY IN WASHINGTON.

    MINISTERS SHOWN HERE TAKING THE OATH ARE HERR FRANZ-JOSEF STRAUSS, (DEFENCE), DR. ELISABETH SCHWARZHAUPT, (HEALTH), AND PROFESSOR LUDWIG ERHARD, (VICE-CHANCELLOR AND MINISTER OF ECONOMICS).

    THE CABINET IS THE LARGEST OF THE FOUR FORMED BY DR. ADENAUER, WITH THREE MORE MEMBERS THAN ITS PREDECESSOR AND REPRESENTS A COALITION OF CHRISTIAN DEMOCRATS AND FREE DEMOCRATS. IT ALSO HAS A WOMAN MEMBER FOR THE FIRST TIME IN DR. ELISABETH SCHWARZHAUPT. BEFORE THE SWEARING-IN CEREMONY THE MINISTERS RECEIVED THEIR SEALS OF OFFICE FROM PRESIDENT LUBKE.

    AT THE END OF THE CEREMONY THE SOCIAL DEMOCRATS RETURNED TO THEIR SEATS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA2EUTQDA7GX8UKJAI63PLQJ7WL
    Media URN:
    VLVA2EUTQDA7GX8UKJAI63PLQJ7WL
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    14/11/1961
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:11:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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