In Vienna today (Thursday 4 November), Austria's chancellor, Doctor Bruno Kreisky, presented his newly-elected Socialist Government to President franz Jonas.
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MV Kreisky with President Jonas
CU ZOOM OUT Kreisky with other Ministers (2 shots)
GV & CU Jonas speaking to ministers (2 shots)
SCU Jonas shaking hands with Kreisky and other ministers (2 shots)
MV EXT. crowd applauding PAN TO Jonas and Kreisky leading ministers out of building PAN TO Jonas and leading ministers out of building
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Background: In Vienna today (Thursday 4 November), Austria's chancellor, Doctor Bruno Kreisky, presented his newly-elected Socialist Government to President franz Jonas.
Political observers believe Dr. Bruno Kreisky a man of European stature, who would be even better ??? Known in European councils if it were not for Austria's strict neutrality. Eighteen months ago he was described as "an Austrian Willy Brandt". He shares the same sort of background, the life-long devotion to social democracy, and has sought to safeguard his country's sound relations with both East and West.
SYNOPSIS: Austria's newly-elected Socialist Government was presented to President Franz Jonas in the Presidential Place in Vienna on Thursday. Chancellor Bruno Kreisky, who emerged as the head of the strongest party in general elections only eighteen months ago, has previously relied on the support of the tiny Freedom Party. But after October's elections, the Socialists have returned with an absolute majority in the Austrian National Assembly.
President Jonas was introduced to each member of the administration, which includes three new ministers. October's election was, for the ministers, the greatest victory in post-war Austrian political history.
One of the main problems facing chancellor Kreisky's new Government is the negotiations with the European Economic Community, which, political observers say, the Socialists are sure to take up. Austria's strict neutrality prevents her from applying for membership. But, as a member of the European Free Trade Association, Austria would find her trade very much disturbed if Britain joined the E.E.C. and no arrangements were made for her and for other members of the Free Trade countries....hence the need for further negotiations, which have been going slowly, but promisingly.