• Short Summary

    ITALY'S MINORITY CHRISTIAN DEMOCRAT GOVERNMENT LED BY PRIME MINISTER GIOVANNI LEONE YESTERDAY (TUESDAY), RESIGNED AFTER TWO CRIPPLING NATIONAL STRIKES IN FIVE DAYS.

  • Description

    ITALY'S MINORITY CHRISTIAN DEMOCRAT GOVERNMENT LED BY PRIME MINISTER GIOVANNI LEONE YESTERDAY (TUESDAY), RESIGNED AFTER TWO CRIPPLING NATIONAL STRIKES IN FIVE DAYS. AS ONE MILLION STATE EMPLOYEES RETURNED TO THEIR JOBS, OTHER WORKERS PLANNED THEIR OWN STRIKES.

    MR LEONE RULED THE COUNTRY FOR FIVE MONTHS WITHOUT A PARLIAMENTARY MAJORITY. HIS RESIGNATION HERALDS A NEW PERIOD OF POLITICAL INSTABILITY AS ITALY'S MAJOR NON-COMMUNIST PARTIES EMBARK ON NEGOTIATIONS FOR A NEW RULING COALITION -- THE ONLY ALLIANCE THAT CAN FORM A MAJORITY IN PARLIAMENT.

    PRESIDENT SARAGAT YESTERDAY ASKED MR LEONE AND HIS PARTY TO REMAIN IN CHARGE OF DAY-TO-DAY GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION UNTIL HE CONSULTED LEADING POLITICIANS ON THE FORMATION OF A NEW GOVERNMENT.

    THOSE ON STRIKE DEMANDED HIGHER PAY AND A BETTER MEDICAL INSURANCE SCHEME.

    MR LEONE TOOK OFFICE ON JUNE 24 AFTER THE SOCIALISTS WITHDREW FROM THE PREVIOUS COALITION AFTER HEAVY ELECTION LOSSES.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA5KR3OIN589ZDB861YDYCNQFVH
    Media URN:
    VLVA5KR3OIN589ZDB861YDYCNQFVH
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    20/11/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:16:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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