• 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

    1.
    SCU HERR ULBRICHT AND WIFE ENTER ELECTION ROOM, RECEIVE VOTING PAPERS
    0.11

    2.
    SV GIRLS RECORD VOTES
    0.13

    3.
    CU HERR ULBRICHT AND WIFE VOTING
    0.20

    4.
    SCU HERR OTTO GROTEWHOL AND WIFE AT TABLE
    0.23

    5.
    CU HERR GROTEWHOL HANDING IN HIS VOTE
    0.29

    6.
    SCU PROFESSOR DR. CORRENS ENTERS ROOM, IS PRESENTED WITH BOUQUET
    0.35

    7.
    CU OFFICIALS RECORDING VOTES
    0.37

    8.
    SCU PROFESSOR CORRENS PLACES VOTE IN BOX
    0.41

    9.
    SV PEOPLE ENTER ROOM
    0.43

    10.
    CU BALLOT BOX SEALED
    0.47

    11.
    CU OFFICIALS
    0.50

    12.
    GV PEOPLE VOTING
    0.53

    13.
    CU MAN PLACES VOTE IN BOX
    0.56



    Initials JM/V/AW/TVT



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: 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 - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    21/10/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    MP4
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:56:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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