• Short Summary

    Italian President Giuseppe Saragat today (Sunday) gave outgoing Prime Minister Mariano Rumor a mandate to form a new centre-left coalition government -- a task the premier shouldered with reservation.

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    Italian President Giuseppe Saragat today (Sunday) gave outgoing Prime Minister Mariano Rumor a mandate to form a new centre-left coalition government -- a task the premier shouldered with reservation.

    The Government, a coalition of Christian Democrats, Republican and Socialists collapsed after only six months in office, because of a split in the Socialist Party.

    The speed with which the premier was selected underlined fears that a prolonged crisis might increase social and industrial unrest in the country.

    Signor Rumor, a 54-year-old bachelor, formerly a schoolmaster, told reporters after seeing President Saragat: "I accepted with reservation. I am fully aware that the task is very difficult". But he added that a new government was urgently needed to deal with the country's pressing problems.

    He said he would meet representatives of the centre-left parties and do everything possible to re-launch the old coalition, which he considered to be the ideal one for Italy.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA4C359YQ7L061BBGHOXRXWAALS
    Media URN:
    VLVA4C359YQ7L061BBGHOXRXWAALS
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    13/07/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:10:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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