• Short Summary

    SOCIAL DEMOCRAT PARTY LEADER WILLY BRANDT FACES A 17-DAY WAIT BEFORE FINALLY KNOWING WHETHER HIS COALITION DEAL WITH WALTER SCHEEL'S FREE DEMOCRATS HAS WON HIM THE WEST GERMAN CHANCELLORSHIP.

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    SOCIAL DEMOCRAT PARTY LEADER WILLY BRANDT FACES A 17-DAY WAIT BEFORE FINALLY KNOWING WHETHER HIS COALITION DEAL WITH WALTER SCHEEL'S FREE DEMOCRATS HAS WON HIM THE WEST GERMAN CHANCELLORSHIP.

    MEANTIME, HERR BRANDT AND HERR SCHEEL CALLED ON PRESIDENT GUSTAV HEINEMANN YESTERDAY (FRIDAY) TO INFORM HIM OF THEIR INTENTION TO FORM A NEW COALITION GOVERNMENT.

    HERR BRANDT'S DETERMINED BID FOR LEADERSHIP MUST WAIT UNTIL OCTOBER 21 WHEN PARLIAMENT CONVENES TO ELECT WEST GERMANY'S NEW CHANCELLOR. IN LAST SUNDAY'S FEDERAL ELECTION THE SOCIAL DEMOCRATS EMERGED WITH 224 SEATS, THE CHRISTIAN DEMOCRATS 242, AND THE LIBERAL FREE DEMOCRATS 30.

    THE PACKAGE DEAL NEGOCIATED BETWEEN HERR BRANDT'S PARTY -- JUNIOR PARTNERS IN THE OUTGOING WEST GERMAN COALITION GOVERNMENT WITH KURT KIESINGER'S CHRISTIAN DEMOCRATS -- AND THE FREE DEMOCRATS HAS BEEN APPROVED BY BOTH THE COALITION PARTIES' EXECUTIVES AND DEPUTIES.

    BUT CURRENT CHANCELLOR KIESINGER, FACING THE PROSPECT OF BEING THROWN INTO OPPOSITION FOR THE FIRST TIME IN 20 YEARS, HAS PROMISED TO DO ALL IN HIS POWER TO OPPOSE THE BRANDT-SCHEEL HOOK-UP.

    THIS, PLUS THE POSSIBILITY OF SOME ABSTENTIONS OF VOTING BY FREE DEMOCRATS, MAKES HERR BRANDT'S ELECTION BY THE BUNDESTAG (LOWER HOUSE) MORE THAN THE USUAL FORMALITY.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA3L44R2PMQ3X15PZ7JNIV2RNUO
    Media URN:
    VLVA3L44R2PMQ3X15PZ7JNIV2RNUO
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    04/10/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:59:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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