• Short Summary

    THE ITALIAN SOCIALIST PARTY, THE COUNTRY'S THIRD LARGEST POLITICAL PARTY, OPENED A FIVE-DAY CONGRESS IN ROME TODAY (WEDNESDAY).

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    THE ITALIAN SOCIALIST PARTY, THE COUNTRY'S THIRD LARGEST POLITICAL PARTY, OPENED A FIVE-DAY CONGRESS IN ROME TODAY (WEDNESDAY).

    LEFTWING FACTIONS OF THE PARTY HAVE BEEN CALLING FOR THE PARTY TO WITHDRAW FROM THE GOVERNMENT COALITION THE CHRISTIAN DEMOCRATS AND REPUBLICANS, BUT THIS MOVE HAS BEEN THWARTED.

    THE ITALIAN SOCIALIST PARTY HAS MORE THAN 430-THOUSAND MEMBERS, AND AT LEAST EIGHTY PER CENT, OF THE MEMBERS ARE REPORTED TO SUPPORT THE COALITION.

    AT TOTAL OF 506 DELEGATES ARE ATTENDING THE CONGRESS, AND A NUMBER OF OVERSEAS GUESTS ARE ALSO PRESENT.

    THE CONGRESS IS EXPECTED TO DISCUSS A PROPOSED MERGER WITH THE SMALLER ITALIAN SOCIAL DEMOCRAT PARTY - A GROUP WHICH LEFTWING MEMBERS DO NOT REGARD AS SOCIALIST AT ALL.

    THE LEFTWING MOVE TO LEAVE THE COALITION HAS BEEN LED BY SIGNOR RICCARDO LOMBARDI WHO HAS FIGURED PROMINENTLY IN ITALIAN POLITICS FOR MORE THAN 20 YEARS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA37L8DEI0WBXUEFQ5Q9Q13097B
    Media URN:
    VLVA37L8DEI0WBXUEFQ5Q9Q13097B
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    10/11/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:50:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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