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West Germany / Election #447598

NBC Evening News for Monday, Sep 29, 1969
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(Studio) Mark issue is close election.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

(Bonn, West Germany) Reporter predicts SPD leader Willy Brandt to lead SPD into power for 1st time since 1930s. SPD in stronger position than CDU Chancellor Kurt Kiesinger of forming coalition government 33 million vote. Dual voting system explains why Brandt won, though SPD outvoted. CDU gets 46% vote, but Kiesinger probably on way out. SPD gets 42.5% vote. Ford Min. Brandt could work out major coalition with free Demos, Kiesinger Cabinet meets to talk of mark. Possible CDU to seek coalition with free Democrats, too. CDU-SPD coalition not likely, Right wing NPD soundly defeated, [Chairperson NPD Adolf von THADDEN says voters scared off by reports, We'll ask Fed, Cts. to nullify election. NPD has role in cntry.] W. German.s took cautious step to left. Brandt's socialists are mildly respectable.
REPORTER: Chet Huntley

Brinkley, David;
Huntley, Chet

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