• Short Summary

    A SETTLEMENT OF THE FEDERAL GERMAN GOVERNMENT CRISIS - AT LEAST UNTIL CHANCELLOR ADENAUER'S RETIREMENT, NOW OFFICIALLY ANNOUNCED FOR AUTUMN NEXT YEAR.

  • Description

    1.
    GV EXT. OF BUNDESTAG.
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    2.
    CU FLAG OF BUILDING.
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    3.
    GV INT. BUNDESTAG, MINISTERS SEATED.
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    4.
    SV BUCHER TAKES THE OATH.
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    5.
    SV PEOPLE WATCH.
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    6.
    SV DAHLGRUEN TAKES OATH.
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    7.
    CU PEOPLE WATCH.
    0.24

    8.
    SV BARZEL TAKES OATH.
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    9.
    GV MINISTERS SEATED.
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    10.
    SV NIEDERALT TAKES OATH.
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    11.
    GV MINISTERS.
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    12.
    SV HECK TAKES OATH.
    0.39

    13.
    SV PEOPLE WATCH.
    0.41

    14.
    SV DOLLINGER TAKES OATH.
    0.44

    15.
    SV PEOPLE WATCH.
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    16.
    GV ADENAUER SPEAKS.
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    17.
    SV DITTO.
    0.52

    18.
    TGV PAN... MINISTERS APPLAUD PAN TO ADENAUER ON ROSTRUM.
    0.58



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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: A SETTLEMENT OF THE FEDERAL GERMAN GOVERNMENT CRISIS - AT LEAST UNTIL CHANCELLOR ADENAUER'S RETIREMENT, NOW OFFICIALLY ANNOUNCED FOR AUTUMN NEXT YEAR. THE SETTLEMENT BECAME OFFICIAL TODAY (FRIDAY), THE LAST DAY BEFORE THE CHRISTMAS PARLIAMENT RECESS, WHEN SEVEN OF THE FIGHT NEW MINISTERS IN DR. ADENAUER'S RESHUFFLED WERE SWORN IN BEFORE PARLIAMENT IN BONN.

    ONLY NEW MINISTER NOT PRESENT WAS THE DEFENCE MINISTER DESIGNATE, 49-YEAR-OLD HERR KAI-UWE VON HASSELL. HERR VON HASSELL WANTS TO SETTLE THE PROBLEM OF HIS SUCCESSOR AS PRIME MINISTER OF THE STATE OF SCHLISWIG-HOLSTEIN BEFORE HE TAKES UP HIS NEW OFFICE IN JANUARY. IN THE MEANTIME, HERR FRANZ-JOSEF STRAUSS, WHO RESIGNED AS MINISTER OF DEFENCE UNDER PRESSURE IN THE ROW OVER THE MAGAZINE DER SPIEGEL, WILL BE ACTING MINISTER.

    THE NEW MINISTERS WHO WERE SWORN IN WERE: DR. WELD BUCHER, A 48-YEAR-OLD FREE DEMOCRAT WHO BECOMES MINISTER OF JUSTICE, DR. ROLF DAHLGRUEN, 54-YEAR-OLD, ANOTHER FREE DEMOCRAT WHO BECOMES MINISTER OF FINANCE DR. RAINER BARZEL, A 38-YEAR-OLD CHRISTIAN DEMOCRAT BECOMES MINISTER FOR ALL-GERMAN AFFAIRS. HERR ALOIS NIEDERALT, 51, OF THE BAVARIAN SOCIAL UNION, BECOMES MINISTER FOR UPPER HOUSE AND ANOTHER BAVARIAN C.S.U. MEMBER, 44-YEAR-OLD DR. WERNER DOLLINGER, BECOMES THE MINISTER FOR FEDERAL PROPERTY. CHRISTIAN DEMOCRAT, DR. BRUNO HECK 45 BECOMES MINISTER OF FAMILY AFFAIRS.

    FOLLOWING THE SWEARING-IN CEREMONY, DR. ADENAUER TOLD PARLIAMENT THAT THE RENEWED COALITION BETWEEN HIS CHRISTIAN DEMOCRAT PARTY AND THE FREE DEMOCRATS "WILL CONTINUE ITS COMMON POLICY ON THE PREVIOUS BASIS". HE WENT ON TOO SUGGEST A FOREIGN AFFAIRS DEBATE AS EARLY AS POSSIBLE IN THE NEW YEAR SO THAT IT COULD BE ESTABLISHED THAT WEST GERMANY'S POLICY REMAINED DEDICATED TO THE PRESERVATION OF PEACE.

    HE SAID WEST GERMANY WOLD ALSO IN FUTURE FULFIL ITS OBLIGATIONS TO THE NORTH ATLANTIC TREATY ORGANIZATION. THE PRESENT STRENGTH OF THE WEST GERMAN ARMED FORCES WAS 395,000 MEN - COMPARED WITH 55,900 IN 1956. IN THIS CONTEXT, HE SAID, IT WAS ONLY JUST TO THANK HERR STRAUSS FOR HIS WORK AS DEFENCE MINISTER.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA3HSMQH36EEQ50NBL40W6STWZ
    Media URN:
    VLVA3HSMQH36EEQ50NBL40W6STWZ
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    14/12/1962
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:59:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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