• Short Summary

    AT A MEETING IN BONN, SEPT 29, THE PARLIAMENTARY GROUP OF THE WEST GERMAN FREE DEMOCRATIC PARTY, HEADED BY DR.

  • Description

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    GV PARLIAMENT BUILDING IN BONN.
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    2.
    LV INT... DELEGATES AND MEMBERS OF THE PRESS SIGN IN.
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    3.
    SCU DR. MENDE SHAKES HANDS ON ARRIVAL.
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    SV OTHER DELEGATES SHAKING HANDS.
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    SCU DR. MENDE ENTERS CONFERENCE ROOM AND SHAKES HAND WITH FDP LEADERS.
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    GV DELEGATES IN CONFERENCE ROOM.
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    SV DR. MENDE SPEAKING.
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    CU MENDE SPEAKING.
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    SCU DR. THOMAS DEHLER, FORMER FDP LEADER.
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    10.
    SCU MENDE SPEAKING.
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    11.
    GV DURING MENDE SPEECH.
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    Initials KJ/V/AW/LW



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    Background: AT A MEETING IN BONN, SEPT 29, THE PARLIAMENTARY GROUP OF THE WEST GERMAN FREE DEMOCRATIC PARTY, HEADED BY DR. MENDE, DECIDED TO ENTER INTO COALITION TALKS WITH DR. ADENAUER'S CHRISTIAN DEMOCRATS.

    THE CHRISTIAN DEMOCRATS LOST THEIR PARLIAMENTARY MAJORITY IN THE SEPT 17 ELECTIONS, WHILE THE PREVIOUSLY MARGINAL FREE DEMOCRATIC PARTY GAINED PARLIAMENTARY IMPORTANCE BY OBTAINING A 50% INCREASE IN SEATS. DR. MENDE STIPULATED THAT A COALITION WITH THE FORMER RULING PARTY WAS POSSIBLE ONLY IF DR. ADENAUER RELINQUISHED THE POSITION OF CHANCELLOR TO HIS SECOND-IN-COMMAND, VICE-PRESIDENT AND FINANCE MINISTER PROFESSOR ERHARD.

    WHEN DR. ADENAUER APPROACHED HERR OLLENHAUER ABOUT AN ALTERNATIVE COALITION WITH THE SOCIALIST, THE FREE DEMOCRATS BEGAN TO RELENT. A FURTHER BLOW TO THEIR PLANS WAS THE CONSOLIDATION, SEPT 27, OF DR. ADENAUER'S POSITION INSIDE HIS OWN PARTY WHO UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED HIM AS THE NEXT CHANCELLOR.

    COALITION TALKS BETWEEN FREE DEMOCRATS AND CHRISTIAN DEMOCRATS ARE NOW EXPECTED TO OPEN ON OCT 2. THE NEW PARLIAMENT IS TO TAKE OFFICE ON OCT 17, WHEN MEMBERS WILL ELECT THE NEW CHANCELLOR.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAD7XDL08BB3RSPJXN2LSVT60GT
    Media URN:
    VLVAD7XDL08BB3RSPJXN2LSVT60GT
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    29/09/1961
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:50:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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