• Short Summary

    BRITAIN AND THE UNITED STATES ARE NOT THE ONLY WESTERN COUNTRIES IN THE MIDDLE OF ELECTION CAMPAIGNS - DENMARK GOES TO THE POLLS ON SEPTEMBER 22ND.

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    BRITAIN AND THE UNITED STATES ARE NOT THE ONLY WESTERN COUNTRIES IN THE MIDDLE OF ELECTION CAMPAIGNS - DENMARK GOES TO THE POLLS ON SEPTEMBER 22ND.

    TODAY (TUESDAY), PRIME MINISTER OTTO KRAG CELEBRATED HIS 50TH BIRTHDAY WITH HIS FAMOUS ACTRESS WIFE, HELLE WIRKNER. HE ALSO RECEIVED CONGRATULATIONS IN PERSON FROM THE NORWEGIAN PRIME MINISTER, MR. GERHARDSEN AND SWEDEN'S PRIME MINISTER ERLANDER.

    TOMORROW (WEDNESDAY), PRIME MINISTER KRAG FLIES TO ATHENS FOR THE WEDDING OF KING CONSTANTINE AND PRINCESS ANNE-MARIE OF DENMARK. HE IS DUE BACK IN COPENHAGEN TWO DAYS BEFORE THE ELECTION.

    THE ELECTION CAMPAIGN IS IN FULL SWING, WITH THE HOARDINGS PLASTERED WITH THE POSTERS OF THE SOCIAL DEMOCRATIC PARTY (WHICH LEADS THE TWO PARTY GOVERNMENT COALITION IN THE PRESENT PARLIAMENT) PROCLAIMING 'FULL EMPLOYMENT'. THE OPPOSITION PARTY ARE FIGHTING THE CAMPAIGN ON THE SLOGAN 'MORE HOUSES'.

    (MR. KRAG'S SOCIAL DEMOCRATIC PARTY EXPERIENCED A DECLINE IN THE POPULARITY POLLS EARLIER THIS YEAR, WHEN THE GOVERNMENT WAS UNDER ATTACK FOR BEING UNWILLING TO COMPROMISE, AND BECAUSE IT FORCED SEVERAL IMPORTANT MEASURES THROUGH PARLIAMENT - WITH A MAJORITY OF ONLY ONE VOTE. MOREOVER IN 1963 THE GOVERNMENT PASSED A SERIES OF LAWS DEALING WITH LAND OWNERSHIP, WHICH WERE LATER DEFEATED BY A LANDSLIDE IN A REFERENDUM.)

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    Film ID:
    VLVAG1ESXKB89KZTMKWMO370VRP3
    Media URN:
    VLVAG1ESXKB89KZTMKWMO370VRP3
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    15/09/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:10:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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