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    PROFESSOR LUDWIG ERHARD, WEST GERMANY'S ECONOMICS MINISTER AND VICE-CHANCELLOR, IS CONSIDERED ALMOST CERTAIN TO SUCCEED AGEING DR.

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    PROFESSOR LUDWIG ERHARD, WEST GERMANY'S ECONOMICS MINISTER AND VICE-CHANCELLOR, IS CONSIDERED ALMOST CERTAIN TO SUCCEED AGEING DR.ADENAUER AS THE NATION'S NEXT CHANCELLOR.THIS FOLLOWS PROF.ERHARD'S NOMINATION AS CHANCELLOR-ELECT AT A MEETING OF WEST GERMANY'S RULING CHRISTIAN DEMOCRATS IN BONN YESTERDAY (TUESDAY).

    THE PARTY'S PARLIAMENTARY GROUP VOTED 159 TO 47 WITH 19 ABSTENTIONS IN FAVOUR OF THE BURLY, CIGAR-SMOKING BAVARIAN.THE DECISION ENDED MONTHS OF WRANGLING OVER THE CONTENTIOUS ISSUE OF THE SUCCESSION.

    DR.ADENAUER WHO, AT 87 HAS BEEN CHANCELLOR SINCE 1949, AGREED TO RETIRE THIS COMING AUTUMN UNDER PRESSURE FROM HIS PARTY.HE HAS LONG CONSIDERED PROF.ERHARD TO BE UNSUITABLE AS A CHANCELLOR.

    BUT AT YESTERDAY'S MEETING HE WAS LEFT WITH LITTLE SUPPORT AFTER HIS OWN CANDIDATE FOR THE SUCCESSION, DR.GERHARD SCHROEDER, THE FOREIGN MINISTER, RANGED HIMSELF BEHIND DR.ERHARD.

    AFTER HIS NOMINATION, PROF.ERHARD CALLED FOR PARTY UNITY AND PLEDGED HE WOULD CARRY ON DR.ADENAUER'S WORK.HE ADDED THAT WHATEVER HAD DIVIDED HE AND DR.ADENAUER IN THE PAST WAS NOW FORGOTTEN.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA5S3IH3G542C78NAV2D3HSYRM7
    Media URN:
    VLVA5S3IH3G542C78NAV2D3HSYRM7
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    24/04/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:14:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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