• Short Summary

    Herr Hans-Dietrich Genscher, Chairman of the Free Democratic Party, has ben campaigning in small towns in West Germany for the forthcoming general election, which will take place on the 3rd October.

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    Herr Hans-Dietrich Genscher, Chairman of the Free Democratic Party, has ben campaigning in small towns in West Germany for the forthcoming general election, which will take place on the 3rd October.

    SYNOPSIS: On Monday (13 September) he visited the town of Bad Soden, a spa resort in the Taunus mountains north of Frankfurt. About 200 People gathered in the market square to hear Herr Genscher's election address. The Free Democrats are coalition partners with the Social Democrats and Herr Genscher has been serving in the West German government as Vice-Chancellor and Foreign Minister.

    Herr Genscher told his supporters in Bad Soden that in order to save and respect democracy in West Germany, voters should avoid endorsing extreme left or right wing policies and vote for a genuine democratic party such as the Free democrats.

    Herr Genscher has promised to continue the present coalition with the Social Democrats, led by Chancellor Helmut Schmidt.

    But first hey have to win a majority. According to the London Times newspaper, there is a lack of gunuine debate in the West German electoral programme and the campaigning is becoming polarised on personality issues. However, West Germans take their politics seriously. In 1972 92 per cent of voters turned up for the polls.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA35KEHEB8BUL68TGBCRPBV7BM4
    Media URN:
    VLVA35KEHEB8BUL68TGBCRPBV7BM4
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    14/09/1976
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:08:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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