• Short Summary

    THE NETHERLANDS SIX WEEK POLITICAL CRISIS ENDED ON TUESDAY WITH THE ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE FORMATION OF A NEW 14-MEMBER CABINET HEADED BY THE FORMER CATHOLIC EDUCATION MINISTER, MR JOSEPH CALS; YESTERDAY (WEDNESDAY) THE NEW COALITION WAS SWORN IN BY QUEEN JULIANA.

  • Description

    THE NETHERLANDS SIX WEEK POLITICAL CRISIS ENDED ON TUESDAY WITH THE ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE FORMATION OF A NEW 14-MEMBER CABINET HEADED BY THE FORMER CATHOLIC EDUCATION MINISTER, MR JOSEPH CALS; YESTERDAY (WEDNESDAY) THE NEW COALITION WAS SWORN IN BY QUEEN JULIANA.

    AT THE CABINET'S FIRST OFFICIAL MEETING PRESS PHOTOGRAPHS WERE TAKEN. THE POLITICAL CRISIS RESULTED FROM A DISAGREEMENT OVER THE FUTURE OF COMMERCIAL RADIO AND TELEVISION IN HOLLAND. LONG TALKS AMONG THE VARIOUS POLITICAL PARTIES WERE HELD IN AN EFFORT TO REACH AGREEMENT.

    MR. CALS TOLD A PRESS CONFERENCE ON TUESDAY THAT "VERY MANY DIFFICULTIES STILL FACE US". HE HAS SELECTED FIVE FELLOW CATHOLICS ALONG WITH FIVE LABOUR MINISTERS AND THREE PROTESTANT ANTI-REVOLUTIONARIES TO ASSIST HIM WITH ADMINISTRATION. THE PRIME MINISTER SAID THAT THE NEW CABINET WOULD NOT HAVE TIME TO CARRY OUT NEW IDEAS; THE NEXT ELECTIONS ARE DUE IN 1967.

    THE RE-APPOINTMENT OF DR JOSEPH LUNS AS FOREIGN MINISTER IS GENERALLY REGARDED AS A SIGN OF CONTINUITY IN DUTCH FOREIGN POLICY. HE HAS SERVED AS FOREIGN MINISTER IN FIVE CABINETS OVER MORE THAN 12 YEARS.

    THE CRISIS WAS ESTIMATED TO HAVE COST THE COUNTRY SOME 55 MILLION GUILDERS (OVER FIVE MILLION POUNDS STERLING).

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA9PWN0Q7RU816Y0G1C3BE1B75V
    Media URN:
    VLVA9PWN0Q7RU816Y0G1C3BE1B75V
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    15/04/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:51:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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