• Short Summary

    WEST GERMANY WAS DEEP IN A CABINET CRISIS TODAY (THURSDAY) WITH THE RESIGNATION OF VICE-CHANCELLOR ERICH MENDE AND THREE OTHER MINISTERS.

  • Description

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    GV.BUNDESHAUS
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    CV.DOOR SIGN "F.D.P. FRANKTION"
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    3.
    SV.MENDE ARRIVES WITH BUCHER
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    GV.INT...HALL
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    SV.PRESSMEN WAIT IN CORRIDOR
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    SCV.ZOOM IN...MENDE SPEAKS TO PRESS
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    7.
    SV.MINISTER DAHLGRUEN LEAVES MEETING
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    CV.DOOR OF COMMITTEE ROOM
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    GV.PAN...MEMBERS IN COMMITTEE ROOM
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    SV.MENDE AND OTHER MEMBERS LEAVE COMMITTEE ROOM (2 SHOTS)
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    GV.TOP SHOT.DAHLGRUEN SPEAKS TO PRESS
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    GV.CROWD OF PRESSMEN
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    13.
    SV.SCHEEL SPEAKS TO PRESS
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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: WEST GERMANY WAS DEEP IN A CABINET CRISIS TODAY (THURSDAY) WITH THE RESIGNATION OF VICE-CHANCELLOR ERICH MENDE AND THREE OTHER MINISTERS. ALL FOUR BELONG TO THE MINORITY FREE DEMOCRATIC PARTY WHICH FORMS A COALITION GOVERNMENT WITH CHANCELLOR LUDWIG ERHARD CHRISTIAN DEMOCRATIC PARTY.

    DR MENDE IS THE FREE DEMOCRATIC LEADER AND MINISTER FOR ALL-GERMAN AFFAIRS. THE OTHERS WHO RESIGNED ARE DR. ROLF DAHLGRUEN FOR FINANCE, HERR WALTER SCHEEL FOR ECONOMIC COOPERATION AND HERR EWALD BUCHER FOR HOUSING.

    THE RESIGNATIONS, OSTENSIBLY OVER A BUDGET DISPUTE, WRECK THE COALITION AND RAISED DOUBTS ABOUT THE 69-YEAR-OLD CHANCELLOR' ABILITY TO STAY IN POWER MUCH LONGER. BUT APPARENTLY DETERMINED CARRY ON AT THE HEAD OF A MINORITY GOVERNMENT, THE CHANCELLOR, THE SECOND TO HOLD THE OFFICE IN POST-WAR WEST GERMANY, ACTED SWIFTLY AND FILLED THE VACANT MINISTRIES WITH MEMBERS OF HIS OWN PARTY.

    CONFIDENT OF RISING POPULARITY, THE OPPOSITION SOCIAL DEMOCRATS WANT A NEW ELECTION IMMEDIATELY. THE PARTY HAS 200 SEAT IN THE LOWER HOUSE OF PARLIAMENT, THE CHRISTIAN DEMOCRATS 245 AND THE FREE DEMOCRATS UNTIL THE LATEST RESIGNATIONS 49.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA5DHHFE17R9ZYJEV950J3MWAHT
    Media URN:
    VLVA5DHHFE17R9ZYJEV950J3MWAHT
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    27/10/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:09:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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