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    The leaders of Germany's two ruling coalition parties conferred separately with their top party colleagues on Monday (20 November) after a convincing election victory.

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    The leaders of Germany's two ruling coalition parties conferred separately with their top party colleagues on Monday (20 November) after a convincing election victory.

    Confident of Another four years in power, Chancellor Willy Brandt now must form a new coalition that will satisfy his liberal allies of the Free Democratic Party and the young socialist wing of his own Social Democratic Party.

    The Free Democrats, led by Foreign Minister Walter school, now hold forty two seats. They are expected to lay claim to four posts in the new cabinet, one more than in the last government. The composition of the new cabinet is not expected to be announced for some days.

    The coalition increased its majority to forty-eight seats in Sunday's (19 November) Polling, at the expense of Dr. Rainer Barzel's opposition, the Christian Democratic Party.

    The turnout of voters on Sunday was a record for West Germany, more than ninety-one per cent of the electorate.

    The Christian Democrats had been the biggest single party in West Germany before the elections. Herr Brandt's Social Democrats now have two hundred and thirty seats compared with the Christian Democrats two hundred and twenty four.

    At a press conference after the detailed results were known, Chancellor Brandt made a statement on coalition unity and co-operation from the opposition.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA6W5WBHX2VM5R1HSF0MQOHWGPS
    Media URN:
    VLVA6W5WBHX2VM5R1HSF0MQOHWGPS
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    20/11/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:44:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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