These crowds in Melbourne had just learnt that the Prime Minister Sir Robert Menzies had been returned to office with a clear majority.
MENZIES NEWS CONFERENCE.
Film of the Prime Minister's news conference in Melbourne this afternoon (1.12.63). It was his first talk with television newsmen since the election result became clear.
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Background: These crowds in Melbourne had just learnt that the Prime Minister Sir Robert Menzies had been returned to office with a clear majority.Counting today has confirmed the government's victory, and put its likely majority at twenty-two with the final outcome depending which way for the two remaining seats still doubtful - Hume in New South Wales and Franklin in Tasmania.At a news conference in Melbourne this afternoon (1.12.63) Sir Robert said and it was a remarkable victory.In his best moments he had thought of a margin of ten or even twelve seats.But the truth of the matter, Sir Robert said, was that the people had done to say that once again we give you our confidence.