• Short Summary

    WEST GERMANY WAS TODAY (MONDAY) CONFRONTED WITH A SHARP SWING TO THE RIGHT, CONFIRMING GOVERNMENT FEARS THAT LEFT-WING VIOLENCE AT EASTER WOULD PRODUCE AN EXTREMIST BACKLASH.

  • Description

    WEST GERMANY WAS TODAY (MONDAY) CONFRONTED WITH A SHARP SWING TO THE RIGHT, CONFIRMING GOVERNMENT FEARS THAT LEFT-WING VIOLENCE AT EASTER WOULD PRODUCE AN EXTREMIST BACKLASH. VOTERS IN THE COUNTRY'S THIRD MOST POPULOUS STATE OF BADEN-WUERTTEMBERG DEALT THE RULING BONN COALITION A STUNNING BLOW BY GIVING THE NATIONAL DEMOCRATS THEIR BIGGEST POLL IN ANY STATE ELECTION.

    THE NATIONAL DEMOCRATIC PARTY POLLED 9.8 PER CENT OF THE VOTES YESTERDAY AND THEIR LEADER, 46-YEAR-OLD PRUSSIAN NOBLEMAN, ADOLF VON THADDEN, FORECAST THAT THEY WOULD GET A BLOCK OF 50 DEPUTIES IN THE BUNDESTAG IN BONN AT THE NEXT GENERAL ELECTION IN AUTUMN NEXT YEAR.

    CHANCELLOR KIESINGER'S CHRISTIAN DEMOCRATS WON 60 SEATS IN THE NEW STATE ASSEMBLY - A GAIN OF ONE SEAT DESPITE A PERCENTAGE LOSS OF 2.1 IN VOTES POLLED. BUT THEIR COALITION PARTNERS, SOCIAL DEMOCRATS OF FOREIGN MINISTER HERR WILLY BRANDT, SUFFERED A SEVERE REVERSE, LOSING TEN SEATS AS ITS SUPPORT SLUMPED BY ABOUT EIGHT PER CENT. THE NATIONAL DEMOCRATS, PREVIOUSLY UNREPRESENTED, GAINED 12 SEATS.

    AFTER THE RESULTS WERE KNOWN ADOLF VON THADDEN MADE A STATEMENT TO VISNEWS IN ENGLISH...

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAEQQFVZ6UIQ3YMOBY6TF91AX6M
    Media URN:
    VLVAEQQFVZ6UIQ3YMOBY6TF91AX6M
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    29/04/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:30:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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