Italian President Giovanni Gronchi began consultations with leaders of various Italian political parties in Rome, July 20, in an attempt to find a successor to Premier Fernando Tambroni who handed over the resignation of his Government the previous day.
SV Communist Party Leaders, Togliatti and Terracini emerge from meeting.
CU Togliatti speaks to press.
MV Finishes press interview.
MV Saragat (Democrat Socialist) with press.
MV Nenni (Socialist Party) with press.
MV Piccionin and Gui (Christian Democrats) emerge.
MV Lauro (Monarchist Party) with press.
CU Guard salutes.
SCV De Caro (Liberal Party).
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MV De Caro concludes.
SV Franzo and Roberti (Fascist Party) emerge and pose.
MV Roberti leaves Franzo.
MV Pressmen phone.
CV Roberti with press.
CU Roberti finishes statement, Franzo takes his place.
MV Franzo with press.
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Background: Italian President Giovanni Gronchi began consultations with leaders of various Italian political parties in Rome, July 20, in an attempt to find a successor to Premier Fernando Tambroni who handed over the resignation of his Government the previous day.
Generally expected to be chosen by the party leaders as the next Prime Minister was leader of the Christian Democratic Left-wing group, Signor Fanfani. Christian Democrats, Social Democrats, Liberals and Republicans agreed to co-operate to give the country a Government independent of the 24 neo-fascist Parliament members.
Tambronis' short-lived Government took their oath of office from President Gronchi Mar 26. Before this, Professor Antonio Segni tendered the resignation of his Christian Democrat Government Feb 24 after only a year in office. Its resignation came after the Liberal Party withdrew its support, accusing the Christian Democrats of "sliding further and further to the left".