• Short Summary

    More than seven million Belgians go to the polls on Sunday (November 7) to choose their national government for the next four years.

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    GV Brussels street scene
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    LV PAN..Election posters
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    CU & LV Election posters (5 shots)
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    GV Street scene
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    Initials ES. 1655 ES. 1700



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: More than seven million Belgians go to the polls on Sunday (November 7) to choose their national government for the next four years.

    The elections were prompted by a political crisis last month when the ruling Social Christians of Prime Minister Gaston Eyskens were accused by the Walloon Socialists of not intending to fulfil their promises contained in far-reaching constitutional reforms rushed through Parliament last summer.

    After a series of counter-exchanges the Prime Minister asked King Baudouin to dissolve Parliament and given notice of the election.

    The election campaign has been extremely calm mainly because Eyskens' Government has managed to largely damp down the flemish-Walloon language dispute which has led to the downfall of many of Belgium's 18 post-war governments.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA4LM7KHY7Q8LIDSV3ZD785AQ45
    Media URN:
    VLVA4LM7KHY7Q8LIDSV3ZD785AQ45
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    05/11/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:38:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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