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    CHANCELLOR LUDWIG ERHARD TODAY (FRIDAY) TOOK FORMAL LEAVE OF VICE-CHANCELLOR ERICH MENDE AND THREE MINISTERS WHO RESIGNED FROM THE COALITION.

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    CHANCELLOR LUDWIG ERHARD TODAY (FRIDAY) TOOK FORMAL LEAVE OF VICE-CHANCELLOR ERICH MENDE AND THREE MINISTERS WHO RESIGNED FROM THE COALITION. LATER THE MINISTERS - THEY BELONG TO THE MINORITY FREE DEMOCRAT PARTY - RECEIVED DIPLOMAS FOR THEIR SERVICES FROM PRESIDENT HEINRICH LUEBKE. AND THEN DR. MENDE INVITED THE CHANCELLOR TO HIS FIFTIETH BIRTHDAY PARTY.

    THE RESIGNATIONS PLACE THE CHANCELLOR IN A PRECARIOUS POSITION AS HE IS NOW AT THE HEAD OF A MINORITY GOVERNMENT, THE FREE DEMOCRATS HAVING SIDED WITH THE OPPOSITION SOCIAL DEMOCRATS.

    THE FAREWELL CEREMONY TOOK PLACE AT THE CHANCELLERY. AT THE PRESIDENTIAL RESIDENCE, PRESIDENT LUEBKE FORMALLY DISMISSED THE MINISTERS. APART FROM DR. MENDE, THEY ARE DR. ROLF DAHLGRUEN FOR FINANCE, HERR WALTER SCHEEL FOR ECONOMIC COOPERATION AND HER EWALD BUCHER FOR HOUSING.

    IN THE BUNDESRAT (UPPER HOUSE), THE MINORITY GOVERNMENT SUFFERED ITS FIRST DEFEAT ON ITS BUDGET PROPOSALS. BUT CHANCELLOR ERHARD, WHO HAS FILLED THE MINISTERIAL VACANCIES WITH MEMBERS OF HIS OWN CHRISTIAN DEMOCRAT PARTY, LATER CRITICISED THE BUNDESRAT'S DECISION WITHOUT MAKING CONSTRUCTIVE ALTERNATIVE PROPOSALS ON HOW TO PLUG THE 4,000-MILLION-MARK BUDGET DEFICIT... THE SUBJECT THAT OSTENSIBLY WRECKED THE COALITION YESTERDAY.

    (THE WEST GERMAN CONSTITUTION BUTTRESSES THE POWER OF THE RULING PARTY, EVEN A MINORITY ONE, AND THE CHANCELLOR's GOVERNMENT CAN IN THEORY CONTINUE IN POWER.)

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    Film ID:
    VLVA69TVPQUX0SDCR70UYXK7E2UJW
    Media URN:
    VLVA69TVPQUX0SDCR70UYXK7E2UJW
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    28/10/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:48:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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