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    A CONGRESS DESCRIBED BY ITS PRESIDENT MR. VANAUDENHOVE AS 'EXTREMELY IMPORTANT' OPENED IN THE PALAIS?

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    A CONGRESS DESCRIBED BY ITS PRESIDENT MR. VANAUDENHOVE AS 'EXTREMELY IMPORTANT' OPENED IN THE PALAIS DES CONGRES, BRUSSELS, OCTOBER 8TH.

    PURPOSE OF THE GATHERING WAS TO CHANGE THE STYLE, TITLE AND PURPOSE OF THE OLD LIBERAL PARTY, BY THE ADDITION OF GROUPS REPRESENTING INDEPENDENTS, DISSIDENT CATHOLICS, AND SOCIALIST. THE NEW PARTY, TO BE CALLED UNION POUR LE PROGRESS ET POUR LA LIBERTE (UNION FOR PROGRESS AND LIBERTY), WILL HAVE 5 VICE-PRESIDENTS - THREE BELONGING TO THE FORMER LIBERAL PARTY WHICH IS NOW DISBANDED, ONE REPRESENTING THE INDEPENDENTS, AND ONE REPRESENTING THE DISSIDENT CATHOLICS. MR. MOTZ, FORMER PRESIDENT OF THE LIBERAL PARTY, HAS HANDED OVER TO MR. VANAUDENHOVE.

    IDEALS OF THE NEW PARTY ARE: TO BALANCE THE BUDGET, TO IMPROVE LIVING CONDITIONS FOR AGRICULTURAL WORKERS, TO SEE HOME-OWNERSHIP FOR ALL WITHOUT GREATLY INCREASED RENTS.

    IN HIS SPEECH, MR. VANAUDENHOVE DECLARED THE NEW PARTY IS AGAINST THE IDEA OF SEPARATE FEDERATIONS OF THE FRENCH AND FLEMISH PARTS OF THE COUNTRY, AND MUST PRESERVE THE UNION OF BELGIUM.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA60BO4F0EFAXGOF1NMXNQ430EX
    Media URN:
    VLVA60BO4F0EFAXGOF1NMXNQ430EX
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    09/10/1961
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:50:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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