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December 4, 1988
The 11-member leadership of the leftist Greens party in West Germany resigned after a no-confidence vote from members seeking a more moderate course. The governing council for the environmentalist party, which holds 44 seats in the Bundestag, had been dominated by a radical faction that sees little worth in trying to influence government actions by working within the 519-member Parliament.
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September 24, 1990 | CAROL J. WILLIAMS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
United in their doubts about German reunification, radical leftists from East and West have formed a coalition of convenience to better their chances in the all-German elections on Dec. 2. At a weekend congress in the Bavarian city of Bayreuth, West Germany's Greens party and East Germany's Alliance 90 joined forces for the coming campaign and ruled out cooperation with the left-of-center Social Democrats. Both the Greens and the East German leftists oppose the reunification set for Oct. 3.
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September 24, 1990 | CAROL J. WILLIAMS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
United in their doubts about German reunification, radical leftists from East and West have formed a coalition of convenience to better their chances in the all-German elections on Dec. 2. At a weekend congress in the Bavarian city of Bayreuth, West Germany's Greens party and East Germany's Alliance 90 joined forces for the coming campaign and ruled out cooperation with the left-of-center Social Democrats. Both the Greens and the East German leftists oppose the reunification set for Oct. 3.
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March 26, 1989
A Munich-based newspaper reported that a member of the West German Parliament from the ecological Greens party has links to a Libyan-financed foundation. Party leaders said they will investigate the allegations. Sueddeutsche Zeitung said Alfred Mechtersheimer is involved with the M.A.G. Foundation for Peace and Solidarity based in Vaduz, Liechstenstein. It said the foundation was financed by a $10-million account set up in Switzerland by Libyan leader Col. Moammar Kadafi.
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April 26, 1987 | From Reuters
Police searched the Bonn headquarters of West Germany's radical Greens party Saturday and found illegal leaflets advocating the disruption of a national census that starts May 25, a police spokesman said. He said the public prosecutor ordered the search after leaflets appeared in Bonn headed, "Only Sheep Are Counted." The leaflets advised citizens to send back census forms after detaching an identification number. Without the number, the authorities will not know to whom the forms refer.
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January 26, 1987 | WILLIAM TUOHY, Times Staff Writer
Chancellor Helmut Kohl's governing center-right coalition was returned to power in West Germany's federal elections Sunday but with a reduced majority in the Bundestag, the lower house of Parliament. According to official provisional figures, the big winners were the Free Democratic Party, a junior partner in the Kohl coalition, and the environmentalist Greens party, which scored a significant gain from its showing in the 1983 election when it entered Parliament for the first time.
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September 29, 1987 | DAVID DEVOSS, Times Staff Writer
It was 1968 and in the nation's capital, after the assassination of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., 14th Street was ablaze. To provide a safer haven from the rioting sweeping the city, American University economics professor Elspeth Rostow invited her brightest student, Petra Kelly, over to have dinner with her husband, Walt, the President's national security adviser. Because of the rioting several miles away, Rostow invited Kelly to spend the night in their library in a makeshift bed. At 4 a.
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January 24, 1987 | WILLIAM TUOHY, Times Staff Writer
The Greens, the radical environmentalist party, have been building strength in the north during the campaign for Sunday's West German national elections but are lagging behind in the conservative south. Petra Kelly, the lively, articulate Greens leader who has a seat in Parliament, is trying to change this. She is waging a determined campaign in rural Bavaria that has attracted a good deal of attention.
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May 1, 1986 | WILLIAM TUOHY, Times Staff Writer
The West German government Wednesday called on the Soviet Union to shut down all nuclear power stations similar to the one that exploded and caught fire in the Ukraine. Reflecting the increasing concern and anger in Western Europe over Soviet secrecy, the Bonn government also asked Moscow to allow international scientists immediate access to the area around the Chernobyl plant. Other nations joined in the plea.
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September 29, 1987 | DAVID DEVOSS, Times Staff Writer
It was 1968 and in the nation's capital, after the assassination of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., 14th Street was ablaze. To provide a safer haven from the rioting sweeping the city, American University economics professor Elspeth Rostow invited her brightest student, Petra Kelly, over to have dinner with her husband, Walt, the President's national security adviser. Because of the rioting several miles away, Rostow invited Kelly to spend the night in their library in a makeshift bed. At 4 a.
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April 26, 1987 | From Reuters
Police searched the Bonn headquarters of West Germany's radical Greens party Saturday and found illegal leaflets advocating the disruption of a national census that starts May 25, a police spokesman said. He said the public prosecutor ordered the search after leaflets appeared in Bonn headed, "Only Sheep Are Counted." The leaflets advised citizens to send back census forms after detaching an identification number. Without the number, the authorities will not know to whom the forms refer.
NEWS
January 26, 1987 | WILLIAM TUOHY, Times Staff Writer
Chancellor Helmut Kohl's governing center-right coalition was returned to power in West Germany's federal elections Sunday but with a reduced majority in the Bundestag, the lower house of Parliament. According to official provisional figures, the big winners were the Free Democratic Party, a junior partner in the Kohl coalition, and the environmentalist Greens party, which scored a significant gain from its showing in the 1983 election when it entered Parliament for the first time.
NEWS
January 24, 1987 | WILLIAM TUOHY, Times Staff Writer
The Greens, the radical environmentalist party, have been building strength in the north during the campaign for Sunday's West German national elections but are lagging behind in the conservative south. Petra Kelly, the lively, articulate Greens leader who has a seat in Parliament, is trying to change this. She is waging a determined campaign in rural Bavaria that has attracted a good deal of attention.
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