• Short Summary

    UNDER THE SLOGAN: "THE REPUBLIC NEEDS EVERYBODY - EVERYBODY", ELECTIONS TOOK PLACE ON SUNDAY, (OCTOBER 20TH), FOR THE EAST GERMAN PEOPLE'S PARLIAMENT, (VOLKSKAMMER).

  • Description

    UNDER THE SLOGAN: "THE REPUBLIC NEEDS EVERYBODY - EVERYBODY", ELECTIONS TOOK PLACE ON SUNDAY, (OCTOBER 20TH), FOR THE EAST GERMAN PEOPLE'S PARLIAMENT, (VOLKSKAMMER). REPORTS SUGGEST THAT IT WAS A GAY AFFAIR, WITH BRASS BANDS, PARADES OF WORKERS AND A RUSH TO ELECT THE 434 MEMBERS.

    HERR ULBRICHT AND HERR OTTO GROTEWOHL, WITH THEIR WIVES, ALONG WITH OTHER LEADING EAST GERMAN FIGURES, LED THE COUNTRY TO THE POLLS.

    THERE WERE ALSO REPORTS OF HOW FARMERS VOTED EXTRA EARLY IN THE MORNING BEFORE GOING TO THE FIELDS TO GATHER IN THE REST OF THE HARVEST; OF GROUPS OF WORKERS COMPETING WITH EACH OTHER TO ACHIEVE THE HIGHEST PRODUCTION FIGURES FOR ELECTION DAY; AND OF CLERGYMAN WHO LED THEIR CONGREGATIONS TO VOTE AFTER MORNING SERVICE. A NUMBER OF FORMER RESIDENTS OF THE EASTERN ZONE ARRIVED FROM THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC TO CAST THEIR VOTE.

    PARTIES REPRESENTED IN THE NEW PARLIAMENT WILL BE: THE SED (SOCIALIST UNITY PARTY), FOUR 'CIVILIAN' PARTIES, THE FREE DEMOCRATIC YOUTH MOVEMENT AND THE COMMUNIST WOMEN'S ORGANIZATION.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA4W0F2N32BKC22UA1TYYQQUSBX
    Media URN:
    VLVA4W0F2N32BKC22UA1TYYQQUSBX
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    21/10/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:56:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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