• Short Summary

    MEETING IN A TEN-HOUR SECRET SESSION AT BONN, OCT 21, THE NATIONAL COMMITTEE OF THE WEST GERMAN FREE DEMOCRATIC PARTY ALL BUT CLEARED THE WAY FOR A FOURTH TERM OF OFFICE BY 85-YEAR-OLD CHANCELLOR DR ADENAUER.

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    MEETING IN A TEN-HOUR SECRET SESSION AT BONN, OCT 21, THE NATIONAL COMMITTEE OF THE WEST GERMAN FREE DEMOCRATIC PARTY ALL BUT CLEARED THE WAY FOR A FOURTH TERM OF OFFICE BY 85-YEAR-OLD CHANCELLOR DR ADENAUER.

    THE 150-MEMBER COMMITTEE RECOMMENDED THAT THE FREE DEMOCRATS ACCEPT THE COALITION WHICH THEIR LEADER, 44-YEAR-OLD DR ERICH MENDE, HAS WORKED OUT WITH DR ADENAUER - PROVIDED THAT A FOREIGN MINISTER SATISFACTORY TO THE FREE DEMOCRATS IS APPOINTED.

    DR ADENAUER'S CHRISTIAN DEMOCRATS - WHO LOST THEIR ABSOLUTE MAJORITY IN THE FEDERAL ELECTION LAST MONTH - HAVE SO FAR RESISTED DEMANDS BY THE FREE DEMOCRATS NOT TO REAPPOINT DR HEINRICH VON BRENTANO AS FOREIGN MINISTER.

    FDP OPPOSITION TO DR ADENAUER AS CHANCELLOR HAS MEANWHILE BEEN DROPPED. THE FREE DEMOCRATS ACCEPTED DR ADENAUER'S DECISION TO STAND AGAIN WITH HIS OWN PROVISO THAT HE WILL RETIRE IN TIME TO ALLOW A SUCCESSOR TO PREPARE FOR THE 1965 ELECTIONS. THERE IS A RIFT THROUGH THE PARTY BECAUSE OF THE DECISION TO GO WITH DR ADENAUER, BUT THE PARTY'S MEMBERS IN THE NEW BUNDESTAG ARE EXPECTED TO ACCEPT THE SITUATION.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAE44JCVTH6YF58WLXR2IFYU026
    Media URN:
    VLVAE44JCVTH6YF58WLXR2IFYU026
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    22/10/1961
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:46:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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