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    WEST GERMANY GOES TO THE POLLS ON SUNDAY.THREE MAIN PARTIES ARE IN THE RUNNING -?

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    WEST GERMANY GOES TO THE POLLS ON SUNDAY.THREE MAIN PARTIES ARE IN THE RUNNING - THE RULING CHRISTIAN DEMOCRATS LED BY CHANCELLOR ERHARD, THE SOCIAL DEMOCRATS LED BY WEST BERLIN MAYOR BRANDT, AND THE FREE DEMOCRATS, LED BY VICE-CHANCELLOR ERICH MENDE.

    38 MILLION VOTERS ARE ON THE ELECTORAL LISTS.THEY ARE BEING ASKED TO ELECT 496 MEMBERS OF THE BUNDESTAG, THE LOWER HOUSE OF PARLIAMENT.THE NEW BUNDESTAG NAMES THE CHANCELLOR AND HIS GOVERNMENT.

    CHANCELLOR ERHARD'S PARTY HAS LED WEST GERMANY SINCE ITS INCEPTION IN 1949.HERR BRANDT'S PARTY IS SEEKING ITS FIRST CHANCE TO RUN THE COUNTRY AND HERR MENDE'S PARTY, A MINORITY GROUP IN THE GOVERNMENT COALITION, HOPES TO WIN A BIGGER VOTE THIS TIME TO HAVE A GREATER SAY IN THE GOVERNMENT.

    ALL THREE SUPPORT NATO, THE COMMON MARKET, AND A STRONG DEFENCE FORCE.THEIR DIFFERENCES ARE MOSTLY ABOUT DOMESTIC POLICY.

    DR.ERHARD, THE SUCCESSOR OF STILL POLITICALLY ACTIVE 89-YEAR-OLD DR.ADENAUER, HAS JUST COMPLETED A 10,000 MILE ELECTION TOUR.ON IT, HE HAS STRESSED WEST GERMANY'S POSITION AS THE WORLD'S THIRD INDUSTRIAL POWER, THE SECOND BIGGEST TRADING NATION AND A WORLD LEADER IN SOCIAL WELFARE.


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    Film ID:
    VLVADEWRA8E9WTEOOMQ2I7Z2BZR00
    Media URN:
    VLVADEWRA8E9WTEOOMQ2I7Z2BZR00
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    14/09/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:12:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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