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    WITHIN HOURS OF HIS PARTY, THE CHRISTIAN DEMOCRATS, LOSING ITS ABSOLUTION PARLIAMENTARY MAJOR IN THE PREVIOUS DAYS.

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    WITHIN HOURS OF HIS PARTY, THE CHRISTIAN DEMOCRATS, LOSING ITS ABSOLUTION PARLIAMENTARY MAJOR IN THE PREVIOUS DAYS. WEST GERMAN ELECTIONS, DR. ADENAUER, THE WEST GERMAN CHANCELLOR, CALLED A PRESS CONFERENCE IN BONN, SEPT 18.

    DR. ADENAUER TOLD NEWSMEN THAT HIS PARTY WOULD NOT FORM A COALITION WITH THE SOCIAL DEMOCRATS, LED BY HERR WILLI BRANDT. BUT THE POSSIBILITY OF FORMING A GOVERNMENT WITH THE THIRD PARTY -- THE FREE DEMOCRATS HAVE EXPRESSED THEIR WILLINGNESS TO JOIN SUCH A COALITION -- BUT THEY WANT THE PRESENT ECONOMICS MINISTER, PROFESSOR ERHARD, AS CHANCELLOR, RATHER THAN DR. ADENAUER.

    AFTER TWELVE YEARS OF UNINTERRUPTED POWER, IT WAS A GREAT SHOCK TO THE CHRISTIAN DEMOCRATS. THE TWO MAIN OPPOSITION PARTIES, THE SOCIAL DEMOCRATS (SPD) AND THE FREE DEMOCRATS (FDP), LED BY HERR ERICH MENDE, RECORDED STEADY GAINS THROUGHOUT. FINAL RESULT OF THE ELECTIONS ON A SET BASIS (WITH THE EXCEPTION OF ONE CONSTITUENCY STILL TO VOTE) WAS: - CHRISTIAN DEMOCRATS, AND THEIR SISTER PARTY, THE CHRISTIAN SOCIAL UNION: 241 SEATS.

    SOCIAL DEMOCRATS: 190 (A GAIN OF 21 SEATS ON THE 1957 ELECTIONS). FREE DEMOCRATS: 66 (A GAIN OF 25 SEATS ON THE 1957 ELECTIONS).NONE OF THE SMALLER PARTIES SECURED THE FIVE PERCENT. NECESSARY FOR REPRESENTATION. IN THE ELECTION, IN WHICH 56 DEPUTIES FAILED TO BE RE-ELECTED, THE CDU OBTAINED 45.3 PER CENT. OF THE VOTE AGAINST 50.2 IN 1957, THE SOCIALISTS 36.3 AGAINST 31.8 AND THE FREE DEMOCRATS 12.7 AGAINST 7.7 PERCENT.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA49DLO812CB02G08W9LDRL7VY0
    Media URN:
    VLVA49DLO812CB02G08W9LDRL7VY0
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    19/09/1961
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:06:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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