• Short Summary

    DOCTOR LUDWIG ERHARD, CHANCELLOR OF WEST GERMANY FOR THE PAST THREE YEARS, TONIGHT (WEDNESDAY) RESIGNED TO PAVE THE WAY FOR A COALITION GOVERNMENT OF THE CHRISTIAN DEMOCRATS AND SOCIAL DEMOCRATS UNDER THE LEADERSHIP OF DOCTOR KURT KIESINGER.

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    DOCTOR LUDWIG ERHARD, CHANCELLOR OF WEST GERMANY FOR THE PAST THREE YEARS, TONIGHT (WEDNESDAY) RESIGNED TO PAVE THE WAY FOR A COALITION GOVERNMENT OF THE CHRISTIAN DEMOCRATS AND SOCIAL DEMOCRATS UNDER THE LEADERSHIP OF DOCTOR KURT KIESINGER.

    DOCTOR ERHARD SUBMITTED HIS RESIGNATION TO PRESIDENT HEINRICH LUEBKE AS NEGOTIATORS FROM THE TWO PARTIES WERE COMING TO AGREEMENT ON THE COMPOSITION OF THE NEW COALITION CABINET.

    A CABINET LIST, AGREED BY THE NEGOTIATORS, WAS SUBMITTED TO THE PARLIAMENTARY GROUPS OF THE TWO PARTIES TONIGHT. THE CHRISTIAN DEMOCRATS HAVE ALREADY APPROVED THE COMPOSITION.

    THE COALITION IS HISTORIC FOR WEST GERMANY. IT WILL BE THE FIRST TIME THE SOCIAL DEMOCRATS HAVE BEEN IN THE GOVERNMENT SINCE 1930. IT ALSO MARKS AN END OF THE UNBROKEN RULE BY THE CHRISTIAN DEMOCRATS SINCE 1949.

    THE SOCIAL DEMOCRATS ARE EXPECTED TO APPROVE THE CABINET LIST. THE PARTY'S LEADER, HERR WILLY BRANDT, THE MAYOR OF WEST BERLIN, SAID HE WAS HOPEFUL FOR THE COALITION.

    MEANWHILE, FOLLOWERS OF THE SOCIAL DEMOCRATS HAVE CONTINUED DEMONSTRATING AGAINST THE COALITION. THEY BELIEVE THAT THE PARTY COULD HAVE IMPROVED ITS POSITION IN WEST GERMANY WITHOUT BECOMING PART OF A COALITION.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAF548T0NO1C2VGQ05AML1CO2C3
    Media URN:
    VLVAF548T0NO1C2VGQ05AML1CO2C3
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    30/11/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:00:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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