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Election campaign for the House of Representatives

Week number 77-21

Newsreels in which Dutch subjects of a certain week are presented.


Impression of the election campaigns for the House of Representatives of 1977. Polygoon on election tour with the party leaders of the CDA, D'66, PPR, CPN, VVD and PvdA. SHOTS: - CDA party leader Van Agt receives catcalls at an election gathering in Nijmegen, a woman in the audience shouts "You are a hypocrite dick", followed by applause and cheering; election banner with the text 'Van Agt you will never be raped. You don't just get an abortion.'; - election poster PPR with the text 'Vote for a woman'; - posters from different political parties stuck to a board. STATEMENTS: - CDA party leader Dries van Agt in Oss (on keeping jobs and the protecting of human life) and Nijmegen where he stops his election speech after protester disrupt the meeting; - D'66 party leader Jan Terlouw; - PPR party leader Ria Beckers at an informal political meeting in a bar in Breda (with a plead for a basic income for everyone); - CPN party leader Marcus Bakker about the cooperation with other left-wing parties; - VVD party leader Hans Wiegel in Utrecht about the CDA: "I did not use the term 'random bunch' for the CDA! But it is true nonetheless!"; - PvdA party leader Joop den Uyl following an interview in a weekly in which Van Agt said he preferred cooperating with the VVD in stead of the PvdA: "Mister Van A. answers as following." followed by laughter from the audience.

Polygoon-Profilti (producer) / Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision (curator)
Publication date:
1 January 1977


Original format:
Nederlands Instituut voor Beeld en Geluid