• Short Summary

    WEST GERMANY'S TINY FREE DEMOCRATIC PARTY TODAY APPEARED TO BE HEADED FOR A COALITION WITH FOREIGN MINISTER WILLY BRANDT'S SOCIAL DEMOCRATS, RATHER THEN JOINING CHANCELLOR KURT KIESINGER'S CHRISTIAN DEMOCRATS.

  • Description

    WEST GERMANY'S TINY FREE DEMOCRATIC PARTY TODAY APPEARED TO BE HEADED FOR A COALITION WITH FOREIGN MINISTER WILLY BRANDT'S SOCIAL DEMOCRATS, RATHER THEN JOINING CHANCELLOR KURT KIESINGER'S CHRISTIAN DEMOCRATS. ALMOST FOUR HOURS OF NEGOTIATIONS LAST NIGHT PRODUCED WHAT FREE DEMOCRAT CHAIRMAN WALTER SCHEEL DESCRIBED AS FAR-REACHING AGREEMENT ON MOST DOMESTIC POLICY ISSUES.

    THE TWO PARTIES LARGELY AGREED ON FOREIGN POLICY AND THEIR MAIN DIFFERENCES HAD BEEN EXPECTED ON THE DOMESTIC ISSUES. HERR SCHEEL SAID THAT EVEN ON TAXATION HE SAW PROSPECTS OF AGREEMENTS, AND ADDED THAT HE EXPECTED MOST MAJOR ISSUED TO BE CLEARED UP THIS WEEK.

    THE TINY FREE DEMOCRATS WERE THE BIG LOSERS IN SUNDAY'S ELECTIONS, BUT ARE NOW IN THE POWERFUL BARGAINING POSITION OF BEING ABLE TO PROVIDE BOTH THE OTHER PARTIES WITH AN OVERALL MAJORITY.

    A NEGOTIATING COMMITTEE HAS BEEN SET UP BY THE FREE DEMOCRATS, AND YESTERDAY MET CHANCELLOR KIESINGER AT HIS REQUEST. THE CHANCELLOR MADE A FORMAL OFFER FOR A COALITION WITH THE FREE DEMOCRATS.

    NINETY MINUTES LATER, HOWEVER, THE PARTY OPENED NEGOTIATIONS WITH THE SOCIAL DEMOCRATS, AT HERR BRANDT'S RESIDENCE.

    IF THE SOCIAL AND FREE DEMOCRATS DO REACH AGREEMENT ON A COALITION, THEY WILL BE ABLE TO MUSTER A MAJORITY OF 12 IN THE BUNDESTAG....BUT A COALITION WITH HERR KIESINGER'S CHRISTIAN DEMOCRATS WOULD PRODUCE A MAJORITY OF 48.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA337EMAGMHNGTXDJX9XRVUXUC3
    Media URN:
    VLVA337EMAGMHNGTXDJX9XRVUXUC3
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/10/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:18:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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