• Short Summary

    Danish Prime Minister Poul Schlueter is to remain in power following the general election on January 10.But his Conservative Party failed to gain the working majority needed to carry out his economic reforms.Schlueter's centre-right minority coalition won 42.8 per cent of the vote gaining 11 extra seats in the 179-member Parliament.Leader of the Opposition Social Democrats, Anker Jorgensen, congratulated Schlueter on his victory, but said the four-party coalition government had not won the victory it expected.They would now have to negotiate with the Social Democrats, he said, to survive a budget vote.The rejection by Parliament of the 1984 budget sparked off the general election on January 10.Schlueter, commenting on the final results, said Denmark would face chaos if new elections were held, and urged support for his finance bill.The failed budget had sought to cut public spending by one billion dollars.Among Schlueter's three coalition partners, the Centre-Democrats, led by Erhard Jakobsen, suffered particularly heavy losses.They lost six of their 15 seats.The four-party coalition, which also includes the Liberals and the Christian People's Party, must now rely on the support of the Centrist Radical Liberals and the right-wing Progress Party.The widely diverging views of these two small parties helped to bring down Schlueter's government before the general election.After a visit to see Queen Margrethe, Prime Minister Schlueter said he would be holding talks with all party leaders.

  • Description

    GV PAN INTERIORS Photographers watching, Social Democrat Anker Jorgensen replying to panel chairman (SOT)
    SV Conservative Poul Schlueter speaking (DANISH SOT)
    SV PAN Television reporter interviewing CD politician Erhard Jakobsen; Jakobsen speaking (DANISH SOT)
    GVs Schlueter with reporters and photographers, applause (2 shots)

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    Background: Danish Prime Minister Poul Schlueter is to remain in power following the general election on January 10.But his Conservative Party failed to gain the working majority needed to carry out his economic reforms.Schlueter's centre-right minority coalition won 42.8 per cent of the vote gaining 11 extra seats in the 179-member Parliament.Leader of the Opposition Social Democrats, Anker Jorgensen, congratulated Schlueter on his victory, but said the four-party coalition government had not won the victory it expected.They would now have to negotiate with the Social Democrats, he said, to survive a budget vote.The rejection by Parliament of the 1984 budget sparked off the general election on January 10.Schlueter, commenting on the final results, said Denmark would face chaos if new elections were held, and urged support for his finance bill.The failed budget had sought to cut public spending by one billion dollars.Among Schlueter's three coalition partners, the Centre-Democrats, led by Erhard Jakobsen, suffered particularly heavy losses.They lost six of their 15 seats.The four-party coalition, which also includes the Liberals and the Christian People's Party, must now rely on the support of the Centrist Radical Liberals and the right-wing Progress Party.The widely diverging views of these two small parties helped to bring down Schlueter's government before the general election.After a visit to see Queen Margrethe, Prime Minister Schlueter said he would be holding talks with all party leaders.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA3T9KE922MRVHEJWOZZUGUL7JA
    Media URN:
    VLVA3T9KE922MRVHEJWOZZUGUL7JA
    Group:
    Unissued / unused
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    11/01/1984
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:49:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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