• Short Summary

    THE WEST GERMAN SOCIAL DEMOCRAT PARTY OPENED THEIR SPECIAL ELECTION-YEAR PARTY CONGRESS WITH A STINGING ATTACK ON THEIR PARTNERS IN THE COALITION GOVERNMENT, THE CHRISTIAN DEMOCRATS.

  • Description

    THE WEST GERMAN SOCIAL DEMOCRAT PARTY OPENED THEIR SPECIAL ELECTION-YEAR PARTY CONGRESS WITH A STINGING ATTACK ON THEIR PARTNERS IN THE COALITION GOVERNMENT, THE CHRISTIAN DEMOCRATS. DELEGATES AT BAD GODESBERG HEARD CHANCELLOR KIESINGER'S PARTY ACCUSED OF TRYING TO SUE THE SUPPORT OF THE EXTREME RIGHT-WING NATIONAL DEMOCRATS.

    THE CONGRESS WAS OPENED BY HERR HERBERT WEHNER, AND THEN PARLIAMENTARY FLOOR-LEADER HELMUT SCHMIDT TOOK THE CHRISTIAN DEMOCRATS TO TALKS FOR BEING PREPARED LAST MONTH TO LET THEIR CANDIDATE FOR THE PRESIDENCY, DEFENCE MINISTER GERHARD SCHROEDER, BE ELECTED WITH THE SUPPORT OF THE NATIONAL DEMOCRATS.

    IF THE CHRISTIAN DEMOCRATS HAD SUCCEEDED IN GETTING HERR SCHROEDER ELECTED HEAD OF STATE "ON THE CRUTCH OF THE N.P.D." THE POLITICAL DAMAGE AT HOME AND ABROAD WOULD HAVE BEEN INCALCULABLE, HERR SCHMIDT SAID. THE N.P.D. WAS A CANCEROUS INJURY FOR THE STANDING OF WEST GERMANY IN THE WORLD, HE SAID.

    (IN FACT THE SOCIAL DEMOCRAT'S OWN CANDIDATE, DR. GUSTAV HEINEMANN, WAS ELECTED PRESIDENT LAST MONTH.)
    AT THE CONFERENCE WHERE HERR WILLY BRANDT, FOREIGN AFFAIRS MINISTER, AND SWEDEN'S LOCAL DEMOCRAT PRIME MINISTER, DR. TAGE ERLANDER.

    OUTSIDE THE CONGRESS HALL, ABOUT 200 DEMONSTRATORS GATHERED. AMONG THEM WERE STUDENTS WHO HANDED OUT LEAFLETS CLAIMING THAT THE SOCIAL DEMOCRAT PARTY WAS INCAPABLE OF SOLVING THE PROBLEMS OF EDUCATION.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA7JR1I8RO1TLVAVXB39D2XXH9X
    Media URN:
    VLVA7JR1I8RO1TLVAVXB39D2XXH9X
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    16/04/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:33:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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