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Who gets your vote?

Week number: 48-27

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


The government proposes to make alterations to the Constitution because of the new relations with Indonesia and the West. These alterations have already been accepted in the House of Representatives. As is laid down by law, the Houses of Parliament are dismembered and new elections for a new parliament have to take place. These elections will be held on July 7, 1948. This newsreel gives an impression of the atmosphere before these elections. SHOTS: 00:08 ARCHIVE MATERIAL Signing of the Linggadjati Agreement; signing of the cease fire on the "Renville"; arrival of the participants of the Round Table Conference in The Hague; Prime Minister Beel gives a speech during the conference; ministers walk across the Binnenhof; 00:45 ATMOSPHERIC SHOTS ELECTIONS Poster and propaganda signs for several politcal parties - in which the Indonesian issue plays an important part - in the streets of Amsterdam(?); a cow in a field makes propaganda for the KVP; pedestrians walk on the streets.

Polygoon-Profilti (producer) / Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision (curator)
Publication date:
29 June 1948


Original format:
Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision