• Short Summary

    WEST GERMANY'S FAR RIGHT NATIONAL DEMOCRATS CONDEMNED AS NEO-NAZIS BY THEIR OPPONENTS TONIGHT (SUNDAY) WON SEATS IN THE BAVARIAN LANDTAG (STATE ASSEMBLY), ACCORDING TO PROVISIONAL OFFICIAL RESULTS.

  • Description

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    GV STREET SCENE
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    SV VOTERS OUTSIDE POLLING STATION
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    CU POLLING SIGN TILT UP TO MAN GETS PAMPHLET
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    CU POLLING POSTERS (ALL PARTIES)
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    CU NPD POSTER
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    CU CSU POSTER
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    CU SPD POSTER
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    CU FDP POSTER
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    GV PEOPLE TOWARDS POLLING STATION
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    GV INT. POLLING STATION - PEOPLE AT POLLING BOOTH
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    11.
    SV PEOPLE PUT BALLOT PAPERS IN BOXES
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    12.
    SV DR VOGEL & WIFE ARRIVE & GREETED
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    13.
    CU SIGN "ZU WAHLRAMN"
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    14.
    SV WOMAN READS LIST OF NAMES.
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    15.
    SV PEOPLE VOTING (2 SHOTS)
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    16.
    GV PEOPLE AT POLLING BOOTH
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    17.
    GV PEOPLE ENTER POLLING STATION
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    Initials GHB/V/RM/SGM



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: WEST GERMANY'S FAR RIGHT NATIONAL DEMOCRATS CONDEMNED AS NEO-NAZIS BY THEIR OPPONENTS TONIGHT (SUNDAY) WON SEATS IN THE BAVARIAN LANDTAG (STATE ASSEMBLY), ACCORDING TO PROVISIONAL OFFICIAL RESULTS.

    THE NATIONAL DEMOCRATS, WHO WANT AN END TO FOREIGN MEDDLING IN GERMAN AFFAIRS AND A NEW GERMAN MILITARY HIGH COMMAND - REPLACED THE FREE DEMOCRATS IN THE STATE ASSEMBLY.

    THE RESULT OF THIS CRUCIAL ELECTION, COMING IN THE MIDST OF THE GOVERNMENT CRISIS OVER THE FORMATION OF A NEW COALITION IN BONN, WAS ALSO A MARKED PERSONAL TRIUMPH FOR FORMER DEFENCE MINISTER FRANZ JOSEF STRAUSS. HIS CHRISTIAN SOCIAL UNION, ALLIED TO THE RULING CHRISTIAN DEMOCRATS IN BONN, DEFIED FORECASTS BY MAINTAINING ITS ABSOLUTE MAJORITY IN THE 204 STATE ASSEMBLY.

    ACCORDING TO THE PROVISIONAL OFFICIAL RESULTS THE CHRISTIAN SOCIAL UNION WON 110 SEATS, THE SOCIAL DEMOCRATS MAINTAINED THEIR PREVIOUS STRENGTH AT 79, AND THE NATIONAL DEMOCRATS WON 15 SEATS. THE NATIONAL DEMOCRATS THUS SURPASS THEIR SHOCK SUCCESS IN THE HESSE STATE ELECTION TWO WEEKS AGO, WHEN THEY BROKE THROUGH TO WIN REPRESENTATION IN A STATE PARLIAMENT FOR THE FIRST TIME WITH EIGHT SEATS.

    THE IMMEDIATE REACTION OF PROMINENT BONN POLITICIANS WAS OF CONCERN AT THE RIGHTIST ADVANCE, AND THE ADMISSION THAT THE PROLONGED STRUGGLE OVER A NEW COALITION WAS LARGELY RESPONSIBLE.

    THE NATIONAL DEMOCRATIC LEADER, FRITZ THIELEN, SAID THE RESULT WAS NO SURPRISE TO HIM. INTERVIEWED ON TELEVISION, HERR THIELEN SAID THAT SIX MEMBERS OF THE PRESIDIUM OF HIS PARTY HAD BEEN ACTIVE FORMER NAZIS ASKED WHY THE PARTY ADMITTED FORMER NAZIS, HE SAID "WE ADMIT ANYONE WHO HAS PROVED IN THE PAST THAT HE WAS A DECENT PERSON AND A GOO GERMAN."
    THE NATIONAL DEMOCRATIC PARTY WAS FOUNDED ALMOST EXACTLY TWO YEARS AGO, AND IN THAT SHORT TIME HAS ARRIVED AT AN ESTIMATED 7.4 PER CENT OF TODAY'S BAVARIAN VOTE. AS THE PARTY HAS GROWN IN STRENGTH, SO HAS OPPOSITION IN WEST GERMANY. TRADE UNIONISTS AND TEENAGERS HAVE STAGED ANTI-NAZI DEMONSTRATIONS AT RECENT PARTY RALLIES.

    MUNICH'S SOCIAL DEMOCRATIC LORD MAYOR, DR HANS JOCHEN VOGEL - SEEN CASTING HIS VOTE IN OUR FILM - SAID OF THE NATIONAL DEMOCRATIC SUCCESS - "THERE IS NO REASON TO LOSE OUR NERVE, BUT IT IS A WARNING SIGNAL OF WHAT WE SHALL HAVE TO DEAL WITH IN MUNICH".

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA53KCZW9D4HP1ZW2126DQZX3T8
    Media URN:
    VLVA53KCZW9D4HP1ZW2126DQZX3T8
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    20/11/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:20:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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