• Short Summary

    WILLY BRANDT, THE WEST GERMAN FOREIGN MINISTER, TOLD A RALLY OF SOCIAL DEMOCRATS IN WEST BERLIN LAST NIGHT (MONDAY) THAT THEIR CITY HAS A VITAL STAKE IN THE FEDERAL ELECTION ON SEPTEMBER 28TH.

  • Description

    WILLY BRANDT, THE WEST GERMAN FOREIGN MINISTER, TOLD A RALLY OF SOCIAL DEMOCRATS IN WEST BERLIN LAST NIGHT (MONDAY) THAT THEIR CITY HAS A VITAL STAKE IN THE FEDERAL ELECTION ON SEPTEMBER 28TH.

    THE RALLY, HELD IN WEST BERLIN'S SPORTS PALACE, WAS ONE OF THE HIGH POINTS IN HERR BRANDT'S ELECTION CAMPAIGN AS LEADER OF THE SOCIAL DEMOCRAT PARTY.

    HERR BRANDT, WHO WAS FOR 12 YEARS MAYOR OF THE CITY, TOLD THE RALLY THAT IT WAS NOT A MEETING OF THE WEST BERLIN WING OF HIS PARTY BUT AN ELECTION RALLY OF THE SOCIAL DEMOCRATIC PARTY OF GERMANY. THIS WAS AN ALLUSION TO EAST GERMAN CRITICISM OF HIS VISIT ON THE GROUNDS THAT THE WEST GERMAN ELECTION HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH WEST BERLIN, WHICH THE COMMUNIST STATES MAINTAIN IS A SEPARATE ENTITY. "NONE OF THE GREAT POWERS IS PRESENTLY QUESTIONING THE STATUS OF BERLIN", SAID HERR BRANDT. "IT IS TIME FOR THE SED (THE EAST GERMAN RULING PARTY) TO ACCOMMODATE ITSELF TO THIS. SUCCESS IN TALKS ABOUT BERLIN COULD BE A MILESTONE IN THE LESSENING OF TENSION BETWEEN EAST AND WEST."
    THE FOREIGN MINISTER URGED ALL WEST BERLINERS WHO HAD RESIDENCES IN WEST GERMANY TO VOTE "EVEN IF THEY VOTE COMMUNIST." (ALLIED OCCUPATION RULES DO NOT ALLOW WEST BERLINERS WITHOUT A WEST GERMAN RESIDENCE TO VOTE IN FEDERAL ELECTIONS.)
    HE ADDED THAT HE HOPED THE EXTREME RIGHT-WING NATIONAL DEMOCRATIC PARTY WOULD NOT RECEIVE THE NECESSARY FIVE PERCENT OF THE TOTAL VOTE TO ALLOW THEM TO ENTER THE FEDERAL PARLIAMENT.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA9FJAS2L1VILSBE4VRM88TE0UL
    Media URN:
    VLVA9FJAS2L1VILSBE4VRM88TE0UL
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    16/09/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:33:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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