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    A GROUP OF WEST GERMANS TODAY DECLARED THEY HAD SET UP A NEW COMMUNIST PARTY IN WEST GERMANY.

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    A GROUP OF WEST GERMANS TODAY DECLARED THEY HAD SET UP A NEW COMMUNIST PARTY IN WEST GERMANY. THE PARTY WAS OUTLAWED IN THE COUNTRY IN 1956, BUT THE GOVERNMENT HAS RECENTLY REPEATEDLY SAID IT WOULD ACCEPT A NEW COMMUNIST PARTY, PROVIDED IT REMAINED LOYAL TO THE WEST GERMAN CONSTITUTION. AT A CONFERENCE HELD AT A FRANKFURT HOTEL, THE LEADER OF THE NEW GROUP, HERR KURT BACHMAN, SAID THAT THE NEW PARTY WOULD RESPECT THE CONSTITUTION.

    EFFORTS TO REINSTATE THE COMMUNIST PARTY IN WEST GERMANY HAVE ACCELERATED IN RECENT MONTHS, AND THE GOVERNMENT IN BONN HAS TACITLY ENCOURAGED THEM. EARLIER IN THE YEAR, FOREIGN MINISTER WILLY BRANDT SAID HE WOULD LIKE TO SEE THE PARTY FOUNDED AGAIN IN THE COUNTRY.

    TODAY'S MOVE FOLLOWS AN ANNOUNCEMENT BY 31 SIGNATORIES TO A DOCUMENT THAT THEY HAD FORMED THE NEW PARTY.

    SPOKESMEN AT THE WEST GERMAN MINISTRIES OF JUSTICE AND INTERIOR SAID THEY WOULD TAKE NO ACTION AGAINST THE PARTY, BUT ITS AIMS WOULD HAVE TO BE EXAMINED TO SEE IF THEY WERE ACCEPTABLE.

    THE SIGNATORIES SAID THAT ONLY A PARTY BASED ON THE IDEALS OF MARX AND LENIN COULD GIVE THE GERMAN PEOPLE THE OPPORTUNITY OF WORKING TOWARDS DEMOCRACY AND SOCIALISM, AND ADDED THAT THE FORMATION OF A COMMUNIST PARTY COULD ONLY HELP WEST GERMANY'S IMAGE ABROAD.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAERB4AQW0L4Y3Y66736ZL7JVCA
    Media URN:
    VLVAERB4AQW0L4Y3Y66736ZL7JVCA
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    26/09/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:09:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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