• Short Summary

    THE AUSTRIAN PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION TAKES PLACE ON SUNDAY. THERE ARE TWO CANDIDATES -- DR. ALFONS?

  • Description

    1.
    CV CANDIDATE POSTERS
    0.04

    2.
    CV POSTERS FOR HERR FRANZ JONAS.
    0.10

    3.
    SV HERR FRANZ JONAS COMES OUT OF BUILDING, CHEERED BY SUPPORTERS
    0.17

    4.
    CV HERR JONAS MEETS SOME OF HIS SUPPORTERS (2 SHOTS).
    0.30

    5.
    SV HERR JONAS RECEIVES FLOWERS FROM HIS SUPPORTERS.
    0.41

    6.
    CV CAR WITH POSTER FOR DR. GORBACH
    0.48

    7.
    SV POSTER FOR DR. GORBACH.
    0.51

    8.
    SV DR. GORBACH MEETS SOME OF HIS SUPPORTERS.
    0.59

    9.
    CV DR. GORBACH.
    1.04

    10.
    GV CROWDS.
    1.07

    11.
    SV DR. GORBACH WALKS TO ROSTRUM.
    1.17.

    12.
    CV DR. GORBACH.
    1.20

    13.
    GV CROWDS.
    1.24

    14.
    SV DR. GORBACH TALKING (2 SHOTS)
    1.31



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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: THE AUSTRIAN PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION TAKES PLACE ON SUNDAY. THERE ARE TWO CANDIDATES -- DR. ALFONS GORBACH AND HERR FRANZ JONAS. BOTH MEN HAVE BEEN TOURING AUSTRIA THIS WEEK SEEKING SUPPORT.

    DR. GORBACH IS CANDIDATE FOR THE AUSTRIAN PEOPLE'S PARTY -- A CONSERVATIVE PARTY. HE WAS ONE OF THE AUSTRIAN POLITICIANS WHO, AT THE END OF WORLD WAR II, FAVOURED A POLICY OF RECONCILIATION TOWARDS FORMER NAZIS -- EVEN THOUGH HE HAD HIMSELF SPENT SEVERAL YEARS IN A CONCENTRATION CAMP. HE BECAME FEDERAL CHANCELLOR IN 1961, BUT WAS OUSTED BY THE RIGHT-WING MAJORITY OF HIS PARTY. THE PEOPLE'S PARTY HAVE EMBARKED ON AN "AMERICAN-TYPE" PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN. DR. GORBACH HAS TOURED ALL THE AUSTRIAN PROVINCES BY CAR AND HELICOPTER -- AND IN THE PAST FEW WEEKS HE HAS COVERED ABOUT 13,000 MILES (20,000 KMS).

    HIS OPPONENT, HERR JONAS, IS REPRESENTING THE SOCIALIST PARTY. HE IS AN EX-TYPESETTER. HE IS ASSURED OF COMMUNIST SUPPORT, AS WELL AS THE VOTES OF HIS WON PARTY. THE COMMUNISTS HOWEVER ARE SPLIT, AND A PRO-PEKING GROUP HAS ASKED ITS SUPPORTERS TO CAST "WHITE" BALLOT PAPERS.

    THE TWO PARTIES HAVE RULED AUSTRIA AS A COALITION SINCE 1945. THERE ARE NEARLY 5 MILLION ELIGIBLE VOTERS IN THE COUNTRY -- AND THERE IS A FINE OF 1,000 UNLESS THEY CAN PROVE THEY WERE ILL OR ABSENT ABROAD AT THE TIME.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA6YLNN8O916U209Q5SABEZAER8
    Media URN:
    VLVA6YLNN8O916U209Q5SABEZAER8
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    21/05/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:30:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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