• Short Summary

    SIGNOR GIOVANNI LEONE, ITALY'S NEW PRIME MINISTER, AND THE MINISTERS OF HIS MINORITY CHRISTIAN DEMOCRAT PARTY, WERE SWORN INTO OFFICE YESTERDAY (SATURDAY) IN THE PRESENCE OF PRESIDENT ANTONIO SEGNI.

  • Description

    SIGNOR GIOVANNI LEONE, ITALY'S NEW PRIME MINISTER, AND THE MINISTERS OF HIS MINORITY CHRISTIAN DEMOCRAT PARTY, WERE SWORN INTO OFFICE YESTERDAY (SATURDAY) IN THE PRESENCE OF PRESIDENT ANTONIO SEGNI.

    LATER THE NEW CABINET HELD ITS FIRST MEETING.

    SIGNOR LEONE, 54 YEARS OLD, A LAW PROFESSOR FROM NAPLES, TOLD REPORTERS LAST NIGHT THAT HE PLANS TO SUBMIT HIS GOVERNMENT PROGRAMME TO A VOTE BY PARLIAMENT NEXT WEEK.

    ONE OF THE FIRST THING THE NEW GOVERNMENT MUST DO IS PASS URGENT BUDGET LEGISLATION, BY JUNE 30TH, SINCE THIS IS REQUIRED BY THE ITALIAN CONSTITUTION.IT MUST ALSO PREPARE FOR THE VISIT BY PRESIDENT KENNEDY ON JUNE 30TH.

    THE NEW CHRISTIAN DEMOCRAT GOVERNMENT IS EXPECTED TO BE A "STOP GAP" ADMINISTRATION PENDING A SOCIALIST DECISION IN THE AUTUMN ON WHETHER TO SUPPORT THE CENTRE-LEFT COALITION.EXCEPT FOR THE COMMUNISTS, WHO OPPOSE IT, THE OTHER PARTIES HAVE NOT YET DECIDED WHETHER TO SUPPORT THE GOVERNMENT, WHICH RELIES ON ONLY 260 CHRISTIAN DEMOCRAT MEMBERS IN THE 630-SEAT ASSEMBLY.

    MANY OF THE MINISTERS IN THE NEW CABINET HOLD THE SAME POSTS AS IN SIGNOR FANFANI'S PREVIOUS CENTRE-LEFT GOVERNMENT, NOTABLY THE FOREIGN MINISTER SIGNOR PICCIONI.HOWEVER IT IS UNLIKELY THAT THIS GOVERNMENT WILL TAKE ON ANY FAR REACHING FOREIGN POLICY COMMITMENTS UNTIL IT SUPPORT IS ASSURED.

    THE NEW GOVERNMENT COMES INTO BEING AFTER SIGNOR ALDO MORO'S THREE-WEEK BID TO FORM A CENTRE-LEFT COALITION COLLAPSED WHEN THE SOCIALISTS WITHDREW THEIR SUPPORT.

    THE ITALIAN GOVERNMENT CRISIS DATES FROM THE APRIL ELECTIONS AND PROFESSOR AMINTORE FANFANI'S RESIGNATION ON MAY 16.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA4AQ3KLX0HCATNQ6JUECITFZNH
    Media URN:
    VLVA4AQ3KLX0HCATNQ6JUECITFZNH
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    23/06/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:56:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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