• Short Summary

    HOLLAND FACED THE THREAT OF ANOTHER POLITICAL CRISIS TONIGHT (FRIDAY) FOLLOWING THE DEFEAT IN PARLIAMENT EARLY TODAY OF THE COALITION GOVERNMENT HEADED BY MR JOSEPH CALS.

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    MR SCHMELEZER PRESENTING FINAL MOTION; MR CALS SPEAKING; EMPTY BUILDING.




    Initials AA/V/JH/ES



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    Background: HOLLAND FACED THE THREAT OF ANOTHER POLITICAL CRISIS TONIGHT (FRIDAY) FOLLOWING THE DEFEAT IN PARLIAMENT EARLY TODAY OF THE COALITION GOVERNMENT HEADED BY MR JOSEPH CALS. MR CALS, WHOSE CATHOLIC-SOCIALIST GOVERNMENT HAS BEEN IN OFFICE FOR 15 MONTHS, WILL TENDER HIS RESIGNATION TO QUEEN JULIANA TOMORROW AT THE SOESTDIJK PALACE NEAR UTRECHT.

    THE QUEEN IS EXPECTED TO ASK MR CALS TO LOOK AFTER DAILY AFFAIRS OF STATE FOR THE TIME BEING WHILE CONSULTATIONS ARE IN PROCESS. THE CONSULTATIONS COULD LAST A LONG TIME BECAUSE OF THE DUTCH SYSTEM OF PROPORTIONAL REPRESENTATION AND THE HARD BARGAINING FOR CABINET POSTS.

    ONE OF THE MEN LIKELY TO GO TO THE PALACE IS MR NORBERT SCHMELZER, THE LEADER OF THE CATHOLIC PEOPLE'S PARTY. HE PRESENTED THE MOTION, CRITICAL OF THE GOVERNMENT'S FINANCIAL MEASURES. HIS MOTION WAS SUPPORTED BY 75 VOTES TO 62 AND THE RESULT TAKEN AS LACK OF CONFIDENCE IN MR CALS' BUDGET.

    QUEEN JULIANA, WHO IS DUE TO START A VISIT TO LONDON ON WEDNESDAY, IS EXPECTED TO DO ONE OF THREE THINGS: ASK MR CALS TO STAY IN OFFICE UNTIL THE GENERAL ELECTIONS IN MAY; ASK MR SCHMELZER TO FORM A NEW GOVERNMENT; OR DISSOLVE PARLIAMENT AND HOLD THE ELECTIONS BEFORE THE SCHEDULED DATE.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA75EZ02DSKP4B2X8UICM18P9OY
    Media URN:
    VLVA75EZ02DSKP4B2X8UICM18P9OY
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    14/10/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:12:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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