• Short Summary

    WEST GERMANY'S CHANCELLOR, DR LUDWIG ERHARD, TODAY (MONDAY) MADE IT CLEAR THAT HE WOULD NOT GIVE IN TO OPPOSITION PRESSURES IN THE STRUGGLE TO FORM A NEW MAJORITY GOVERNMENT.

  • Description

    WEST GERMANY'S CHANCELLOR, DR LUDWIG ERHARD, TODAY (MONDAY) MADE IT CLEAR THAT HE WOULD NOT GIVE IN TO OPPOSITION PRESSURES IN THE STRUGGLE TO FORM A NEW MAJORITY GOVERNMENT. DR ERHARD'S ANNOUNCEMENT AND INCREASED DEMANDS FROM THE OPPOSITION FOR HIM TO STEP DOWN FOLLOW YESTERDAY'S SURPRISE WIN BY THE NATIONAL DEMOCRATS IN THE HESSE STATES PARLIAMENT ELECTIONS.

    DR ERHARD'S CHRISTIAN DEMOCRATS AND THE TWO MAJOR OPPOSITION PARTIES, THE SOCIAL DEMOCRATS AND FREE DEMOCRATS, ARE SAID TO HAVE REACTED WITH ALARM TO THE NEWS OF THE ELECTION RESULT. ONE REASON BEING GIVEN FOR THE RESULT IS THAT IT IS EXPRESSION OF IMPATIENCE AT THE SITUATION IN BONN WHERE NO MAJORITY GOVERNMENT HAS BEEN FOUND SINCE THE CHRISTIAN DEMOCRAT/FREE DEMOCRAT COALITION SPLIT UP.

    THE RIGHT-WING NATIONAL DEMOCRATS, SAID TO HAVE A LARGE FOLLOWING OR EX-NAZIS, HAD NOT PREVIOUSLY HELD ANY SEATS IN EITHER STATE OR FEDERAL PARLIAMENTS. YESTERDAY THEY WON EIGHT SEATS IN THE STATE PARLIAMENT OF HESSE, PREVIOUSLY A SOCIAL DEMOCRAT STRONGHOLD. SOCIAL DEMOCRAT LEADERS, WILLY BRANDT IS ONE WHO HAS PUBLICLY BLAMED THE GOVERNMENT CRISIS AS THE CAUSE OF THE NATIONAL DEMOCRAT VICTORY.

    IN TODAY'S ANNOUNCEMENT, MADE THROUGH A GOVERNMENT SPOKESMAN, CHANCELLOR ERHARD SAID HE CONSIDERED AS IRREVELANT A SOCIALIST MOTION ASKING HIM TO FACE A VOTE OF CONFIDENCE. HE MADE IT CLEAR THAT HE WOULD STAND BY HIS CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHT TO DECIDE HIMSELF WHEN AND WHETHER HE WOULD STAND DOWN.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA5BT4H0QKWBQBNOCH2KQ3TZ78B
    Media URN:
    VLVA5BT4H0QKWBQBNOCH2KQ3TZ78B
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    07/11/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:33:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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