New German Coalition Government takes over in West Germany.
Bonn, Federal Republic of Germany (Western Germany).
Various shots of the entire new German coalition Government posing on steps of the Bundestag. In the first row are West German President Lubke with Chancellor Kurt Kiesinger and Mayor of West Berlin Willy Brandt on one side and Kathe Strobel, Minister of Health and the only woman in the group, on the other. More shots of the group posing for photographs. Various shots of special reception after inauguration of the new Chancellor Kiesinger. President Lubke shakes hands with some of the members of the new government, old Chancellor Ludwig Erhard is also present. Various shots of the members placing their votes in ballot boxes in the Bundestag. The votes being counted and then Kiesinger is sworn in as new Chancellor. He gets the applause. GV. Exterior of Schaumburg Palace with crowds outside. MS. Unit of German Border Guard present arms. MS. Chancellor Kiesinger inspects the Guard of Honour. Various shots of the Chancellor Kiesinger on steps of the Palace. More shots in the Bundestag with new Government members posing for the press. Willy Brandt, Strauss, Professor Schiller, Justice Minister Gustav Heinemann and Carlo Schmid are seen being sworn in, also some shots of former Chancellor Erhard in the front row of seats.
Date found in the old record - 04/12/1966.