• Short Summary

    Denmark went to the polls, Nov 15, to elect a new Government in the Parliamentary elections.

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    Denmark went to the polls, Nov 15, to elect a new Government in the Parliamentary elections. Despite heavy rain the polling was as heavy as expected.

    For the past month political leaders have toured throughout the country and election posters can be seen everywhere. All the parties have made wide use of television in their campaigns.

    Premier Viggo Kampmann's Social Democrats control the House with 93 seats in coalition with the Liberal and single-Tax parties. The opposition won 73 seats in the last General Election.

    Due to a split in the Communist Party caused by former Party leader Axel Larson leaving to form the People's Socialist Party, it is thought the Communists will lose the five seats they now control. Arriving at eh polling station Larson had to be assisted into the building as his leg is broken.

    Prime Minister Kampmann looked confident when he went to vote. He has conducted his campaign on his past record. His main theme has been the economic boom which Denmark is now going through. During his term of office there has been a record decrease in unemployment. The main opposition to the Government comes from an alliance of the Agrarians and Conservatives.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAA3M2I4DZSNRVHF0ARKNOT3WTD
    Media URN:
    VLVAA3M2I4DZSNRVHF0ARKNOT3WTD
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    15/11/1960
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:03:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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