• Short Summary

    A 61-year-old hardline Communist, Signor Pietro Ingrao, has been elected President of the Italian Chamber of Deputies, the lower house.

  • Description

    A 61-year-old hardline Communist, Signor Pietro Ingrao, has been elected President of the Italian Chamber of Deputies, the lower house.

    SYNOPSIS: The election in Rome gives Italy's Communist Party its first senior parliamentary post for nearly 30 years. Although the President of the Chamber of Deputies holds little political power, the election of a Communist is seen as having considerable significance. Signor Ingrao's election took place at the first session of parliament since last month's general election. It followed an all-party agreement to give the post to a member of Italy's second largest party.

    Signor Ingrao is regarded as a hardliner enjoying links with Communist Party rank and file. It is the first time since the days of the post-Fascist constituent assembly that a member of Western Europe's most powerful Communist party has held such a senior post. The party gained more than 34 per cent of the vote in the 20th of June elections.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA1LTC86T3DD8BP1J7GDUY5009V
    Media URN:
    VLVA1LTC86T3DD8BP1J7GDUY5009V
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    06/07/1976
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:54:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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