• Short Summary

    WEST GERMANY'S MOST IMPORTANT INDUSTRIAL CENTRE, THE POPULOUS STATE OF NORTH RHINE-WESTPHALIA, NOW HAS A COALITION GOVERNMENT.

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    WEST GERMANY'S MOST IMPORTANT INDUSTRIAL CENTRE, THE POPULOUS STATE OF NORTH RHINE-WESTPHALIA, NOW HAS A COALITION GOVERNMENT. AFTER A SECRET MEETING IN DUSSELDORF JULY 12, IT WAS ANNOUNCED THAT CHANCELLOR KONRAD ADENAUER'S CHRISTIAN DEMOCRATS HAD JOINED FORCES WITH THE CONSERVATIVE FREE DEMOCRATIC PARTY. THIS NEW COALITION HAS ONLY TWENTY MORE SEATS IN THE CITY'S 200-SEAT STATE HOUSE THAN THE SOCIAL DEMOCRATIC PARTY OPPOSITION.

    THE TWO PARTIES DECIDED ON THIS ACTION AFTER THEIR RESPECTIVE LEADERS HAD AGREED IN BONN THE DAY BEFORE TO END THE CRISIS IN RELATIONS BETWEEN THEM THAT THREATENED TO SPLIT THE NATIONAL COALITION GOVERNMENT. BOTH SIDES PROMISED "LOYAL COOPERATION" IN FUTURE IN THE WORK OF GOVERNMENT. THE CRISIS HAD COME TO A HEAD UNDER THE IMPACT OF THE NORTH RHINE-WESTPHALIA ELECTIONS AND THE FIBAG SCANDAL, WHEN THE FREE DEMOCRATS VOTED, WITH THE SOCIAL DEMOCRATS, TO CONTINUE THE ENQUIRIES AGAINST HERR STRAUSS, THE DEFENCE MINISTER.

    IN NORTH RHINE-WESTPHALIA'S STATE ELECTION - RESULTS WERE ANNOUNCED JULY 9 - THE SOCIALISTS, LED BY HERR KUHN, GAINED EIGHT SEATS FROM THE CHRISTIAN DEMOCRATS, LED BY DR FRANZ MEYERS, AND ONE FROM THE FREE DEMOCRATS, LED BY HERR WEYER. THE TOTAL PARTY STRENGTHS WERE: CHRISTIAN DEMOCRATS 96, SOCIAL DEMOCRATS 90 AND FREE DEMOCRATS 14.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA5U79MYFNFNPPKDGNFYSKDLNOL
    Media URN:
    VLVA5U79MYFNFNPPKDGNFYSKDLNOL
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    13/07/1962
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:29:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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