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    PROFESSOR LUDWIG ERHARD IS TO CONTINUE AS CHANCELLOR OF WEST GERMANY. THIS WAS DECIDED TODAY?

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    PROFESSOR LUDWIG ERHARD IS TO CONTINUE AS CHANCELLOR OF WEST GERMANY. THIS WAS DECIDED TODAY (MONDAY) BY THE PRESIDIUM OF HIS CHRISTIAN DEMOCRATIC PARTY WHICH WAS RETURNED TO POWER IN YESTERDAY'S FEDERAL ELECTIONS IN WEST GERMANY.

    THE CHRISTIAN DEMOCRATS POLLED 47.6 PER CENT OF THE VOTES CAST COMPARED WITH 39.3 PER CENT FOR THE SOCIAL DEMOCRATS LED BY THE MAYOR OF WEST BERLIN, HERR WILLY BRANDT. THE MINORITY PARTY, THE FREE DEMOCRATS, LOST GROUND AND THE C.D.P. IS YET TO DECIDE WHETHER IT WILL JOIN WITH THE FREE DEMOCRATS IN ANOTHER COALITION.

    THIS IS THE CHRISTIAN DEMOCRATIC PARTY'S FIFTH SUCCESSIVE WIN IN WEST GERMAN FEDERAL ELECTIONS. AND FOR DR. ERHARD, WHO SUCCEEDED FORMER CHANCELLOR ADENAUER TWO YEARS AGO, IT IS REGARDED AS A PERSONAL TRIUMPH.

    FOR MAYOR BRANDT THE ELECTION WAS HIS SECOND SUCCESSIVE DEFEAT AS LEADER OF THE SOCIAL DEMOCRATS. HE LOST TO CHANCELLOR ADENAUER IN 1961 AND AGAIN YESTERDAY. HE SAID AFTER THE RESULTS WERE POSTED THAT IT WAS TOO SOON TO SAY WHETHER HE WOULD REMAIN AS WEST BERLIN'S MAYOR OR GO TO BONN TO LEAD THE OPPOSITION.

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    Film ID:
    VLVABBFC5WZDYVFDQFZNBIAOXJLR3
    Media URN:
    VLVABBFC5WZDYVFDQFZNBIAOXJLR3
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    20/09/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:08:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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