• Short Summary

    HERR FRANZ JOSEF STRAUSS WAS RE-ELECTED LEADER OF WEST GERMANY'S CHRISTIAN SOCIAL UNION PARTY IN MUNICH YESTERDAY (SATURDAY).

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    HERR FRANZ JOSEF STRAUSS WAS RE-ELECTED LEADER OF WEST GERMANY'S CHRISTIAN SOCIAL UNION PARTY IN MUNICH YESTERDAY (SATURDAY).HERR STRAUSS, A ONE-TIME DEFENCE MINISTER, WAS THE ONLY CANDIDATE, AND 643 OF THE 750 DELEGATES VOTED FOR HIM.AMONG THOSE ATTENDING WAS PROFESSOR WALTER HALLSTEIN, PRESIDENT OF THE COMMISSION OF THE EUROPEAN ECONOMIC COMMUNITY.

    IN A FIERY SPEECH AT THE MEETING WHICH RE-ELECTED HIM, HERR STRAUSS SAID THAT THE AND HIS PARTY "BLUNTLY REJECTED" BRITAIN'S PROPOSALS FOR A NUCLEAR FORCE.BEHIND THEM, HE SAID, "WE SEE THE CLOVEN HOOF OF A DENUCLEARISED EUROPE, AND A POLICY OF DISENGAGEMENT BY THE GREAT POWERS."
    HERR STRAUSS COVERED A NUMBER OF INTERNATIONAL POINTS IN HIS ADDRESS.ON THE QUESTION OF CLOSER RELATIONS BETWEEN PARIS AND BONN HE SAID IT WOULD NOT BE EASY TO REACH AGREEMENT ON "ESSENTIAL QUESTIONS" WITH FRANCE UNDER HER PRESENT LEADERSHIP.

    ON DISARMAMENT, HERR STRAUSS SAID THE WEST COULD WELL MAKE MILITARY CONCESSIONS TO THE EAST ON THE BASIS OF RECIPROCITY.BUT THESE CONCESSIONS, HE EMPHASISED, SHOULD NOT BE MADE BY A UNITED EUROPE.HERR STRAUSS CALLED UPON WEST GERMANY AND THE WEST TO HELP "HARD NEGOTIATIONS"WITH THE SOVIET UNION.

    (HERR STRAUSS LEADS THE SECOND LARGEST PARTY IN THE BONN GOVERNMENT.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA6990OW4IEVGXTPL76V4GQ8KCF
    Media URN:
    VLVA6990OW4IEVGXTPL76V4GQ8KCF
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    11/04/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:04:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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