• Short Summary

    WITH EXACTLY ONE WEEK TO GO BEFORE BELGIUM'S GENERAL ELECTIONS, THE PARTI DU LIBERTE ET DU PROGRES (P.

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    WITH EXACTLY ONE WEEK TO GO BEFORE BELGIUM'S GENERAL ELECTIONS, THE PARTI DU LIBERTE ET DU PROGRES (P.L.P.) TODAY HELD A MASS RALLY IN BRUSSELS. OVER 20,000 PEOPLE TOOK PART.

    THE GENERAL ELECTION, SCHEDULED FOR MARCH 31, WAS CAUSED BY THE COLLAPSE OF PRIME MINISTER PAUL VANDEN BOEYNANTS' COALITION GOVERNMENT OVER THE LANGUAGE ISSUE.

    MANY SEE A SOLUTION TO THE GOVERNMENTAL PROBLEM IN A FEDERAL SYSTEM FOR BELGIUM, WITH THE 5,000,000 FLEMINGS AND 3,000,000 WALLOONS GOVERNING THEIR OWN STATES UNDER A CENTRAL GOVERNMENT. HOWEVER THE CONSERVATIVE LIBERAL PARTY, WHICH IS CAMPAIGNING ON A UNITED BELGIUM PLATFORM, STRONGLY OPPOSE THIS PROPOSITION.

    TODAY'S P.L.P. RALLY FEATURED A GRAND MARCH, WITH PROVINCIAL GROUPINGS AND 28 DIFFERENT BANDS. DRUM MAJORETTES ACCOMPANIED THE MARCHERS AND LATER FILMS WERE SHOWN AT AN INDOOR MEETING.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAF1CUS50WPKZMH9DZ6IJAL3B1Y
    Media URN:
    VLVAF1CUS50WPKZMH9DZ6IJAL3B1Y
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    24/03/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:20:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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