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East Germany / Elections, Reunification #127437

ABC Evening News for Monday, Mar 19, 1990
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(Studio: Diane Sawyer) Election in East Germany of conservative coalition that wants reunification as soon as possible noted.

(East Berlin: Jerry King) Yesterday's East German elections examined; details given of West German Chancellor Helmut Kohl's response to call from victorious Christian Democrats leader Lothar de Maiziere for rapid reunification. [KOHL - (thru translator) says we must not disappoint voters' expectations.] Scenes shown of people chipping pieces out of Berlin Wall. [University of London professor Martin McCAULEY - says election message is that East Germans want unity.] Move toward a unified economic system regardless of political debates over reunification noted.

(Studio: Diane Sawyer) East Berlin reported voting for the socialist and Communist left in the elections.

King, Jerry;
Sawyer, Diane

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