• Short Summary

    THE BAVARIAN WING OF CHANCELLOR LUDWIG ERHARD'S CHRISTIAN DEMOCRATIC PARTY OPENED ITS ANNUAL CONGRESS IN MUNICH YESTERDAY (FRIDAY) AMID RISING PRESSURE FOR THE RETURN TO POWER OF ITS CONTROVERSIAL LEADER, HERR FRANZ-JOSEF STRAUSS.

  • Description

    THE BAVARIAN WING OF CHANCELLOR LUDWIG ERHARD'S CHRISTIAN DEMOCRATIC PARTY OPENED ITS ANNUAL CONGRESS IN MUNICH YESTERDAY (FRIDAY) AMID RISING PRESSURE FOR THE RETURN TO POWER OF ITS CONTROVERSIAL LEADER, HERR FRANZ-JOSEF STRAUSS.

    FORMER DEFENCE MINISTER STRAUSS IS SEEN BY MANY AS THE ONLY MAN WITH THE PERSONALITY TO RESTORE THE ERHARD GOVERNMENT'S SAGGING PRESTIGE. BUT HERR STRAUSS APPEARS RELUCTANT TO TAKE A POST UNDER A CHANCELLOR WHO MANY CONSIDER IS ON HIS WAY OUT. ALTHOUGH SUPPORT FOR HERR STRAUSS IS RISING, THE BAVARIANS ARE EXPECTED TO PRONOUNCE UNSWERVING ALLEGIANCE TO DR. ERHARD.

    WITH THE STATE ELECTIONS IN BAVARIA, WEST GERMANY'S LARGEST STATE, ONLY SIX WEEKS OFF, THE 500 [DELEGATES WILL BE URGES TO PUT AWAY PARTY STRIFE WHICH MIGHT HELP THE OPPOSITION SOCIAL DEMOCRATS TO MAKE SUBSTANTIAL GAINS.

    HERR STRAUSS, WHO WAS OUSTED FROM THE CABINET IN 1962 OVER HIS ROLE IN A DEFENCE SECRETS SCANDAL INVOLVING THE GERMAN MAGAZINE "DER SPIEGEL", WILL ADDRESS THE PARTY TODAY. HIS THEME IS EXPECTED TO BE THAT THE CHRISTIAN SOCIAL UNION - WHICH IS THE NAME OF THE BAVARIAN PARTY - IS A FORCEFUL FORWARD-LOOKING ORGANISATION, DIVORCED FROM THE CONFUSION AND DISMAY NOW TROUBLING BONN.

    "SHOW US A GERMAN PARTY WHICH HAS MORE LOGIC, MORE IDEAS, AND IS MORE MODERN AND STRAIGHTFORWARD THAN THE CHRISTIAN SOCIAL UNION", HE SAID IN A MESSAGE TO DELEGATES YESTERDAY.

    THE AUTONOMOUS BAVARIAN PARTY HAS FIVE CABINET POSTS AND 49 SEATS IN THE FEDERAL LOWER HOUSE.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAOJQPX52DYZEVEHMXJ4J7H7YF
    Media URN:
    VLVAOJQPX52DYZEVEHMXJ4J7H7YF
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    08/10/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:53:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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