• Short Summary

    WEST GERMANY'S NATIONAL DEMOCRATS HAD TO FIGHT THEIR WAY INTO A STUTTGART HALL TODAY (10 MAY) TO BEGIN THEIR ELECTION-YEAR CONGRESS.

  • Description

    WEST GERMANY'S NATIONAL DEMOCRATS HAD TO FIGHT THEIR WAY INTO A STUTTGART HALL TODAY (10 MAY) TO BEGIN THEIR ELECTION-YEAR CONGRESS. HUNDREDS OF LEFT-WING DEMONSTRATORS, WHO BRAND THE PARTY AS "NEO-NAZI", BARRED THEIR WAY AND THREW EGGS AND TOMATOES AS PARTY MEMBERS ARRIVED AT THE HALL. MEANWHILE IN HANOVER EDITORIAL STAFF HAVE BEEN BUSY WITH A SPECIAL EDITION OF THE PARTY NEWSPAPER TO PUBLICISE THE CONGRESS AND THE PARTY'S AIMS.

    THE NEWSPAPER IS CALLED "DEUTSCHE NACHRICHTEN" ("GERMAN NEWS"). FINANCE BY THE NATIONAL DEMOCRATIC PARTY, IT IS EDITED AT THE PARTY HEADQUARTERS IN HANOVER AND PRINTED A FEW MILES (KILOMETRES) TO THE SOUTH AT ALFELD, ON THE PRESSES OF THE LOCAL PAPER THERE.

    IT IS THE PARTY'S MAIN ANSWER TO THE ADVERSE PUBLICITY IT HAS BEEN RECEIVING IN OTHER WEST GERMAN NEWSPAPERS, AND TO THE PRESSURE ON CHANCELLOR GEORG KIESINGER FROM SOME POLITICAL QUARTERS FOR A CONSTITUTIONAL COURT BAN ON THE PARTY.

    THE N.P.D. UNDER ITS CHAIRMAN, ADOLF VON THADDEN, HAS BEEN A CENTRE OF CONTROVERSY SINCE IT WAS FORMED IN 1964. IT HAS WON A NUMBER OF SEATS IN STATE ELECTIONS SINCE 1966 BUT HAS NOT PREVIOUSLY CONTESTED A FEDERAL ELECTION. THIS YEAR IT HOPES TO ENTER THE BUNDESTAG (FEDERAL LOWER HOUSE) WITH 40 TO 60 SEATS.

    (IN 1965 THE CHRISTIAN DEMOCRATS AND CHRISTIAN SOCIAL UNION WON 245 SEATS, THE SOCIAL DEMOCRATS 202 AND THE FREE DEMOCRATS 49).

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    Film ID:
    VLVAAPSVO6NQGD5Y07ULR8RFSVKJJ
    Media URN:
    VLVAAPSVO6NQGD5Y07ULR8RFSVKJJ
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    10/05/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:33:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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