• Short Summary

    THE ITALIAN COMMUNIST PARTY, THE BIGGEST OUTSIDE ANY COMMUNIST COUNTRY, OPENED ITS NATIONAL CONGRESS IN ROME YESTERDAY, SUNDAY.

  • Description

    THE ITALIAN COMMUNIST PARTY, THE BIGGEST OUTSIDE ANY COMMUNIST COUNTRY, OPENED ITS NATIONAL CONGRESS IN ROME YESTERDAY, SUNDAY. DELEGATIONS FROM CHINA AND THE SOVIET UNION WERE AMONG THOSE WHO ATTENDED THE MEETING.

    SIGNOR PALMIRO TOGLIATTI, THE ITALIAN COMMUNIST PARTY LEADER, MADE THE MAJOR SPEECH IN WHICH HE DEPLORED THE "DANGEROUS CLEAVAGE IN WORLD COMMUNISM" AND IN WHICH HE BACKED PEACEFUL CO-EXISTENCE. OBSERVERS ATTENDING THE CONGRESS SAID THAT TOGLIATTI WAS OUTSPOKEN, PARTICULARLY IN HIS SUPPORT FOR THE STAND OF THE SOVIET PREMIER, MR. KHRUSHCHEV, ON CO-EXISTENCE AND THE POLICY AN CUBA.

    THE PART OF HIS SPEECH DEALING WITH CUBA WAS GREETED BY THUNDEROUS APPLAUSE FROM THE MASS OF THE 876 DELEGATES ATTENDING THE CONGRESS. THEY ROSE TO THEIR FEET TO APPLAUD THE RUSSIAN DELEGATION OF FIVE.

    THE ITALIAN COMMUNIST PARTY HAS ABOUT 1,728,000 MEMBERS BUT IT HAS FALLEN BY ABOUT THREE PER CENT DURING THE LAST YEAR. IT STILL REMAINS THE SECOND STRONGEST PARTY IN ITALY, POLLING JUST UNDER ONE QUARTER OF THE POPULAR VOTES IN THE LAST PARLIAMENTARY ELECTIONS OF 1958.

    AT TODAY'S SESSION OF THE CONGRESS, MR. FROL KOZLOV, A SECRETARY OF THE RUSSIAN COMMUNIST PARTY'S CENTRAL COMMITTEE, SAID THAT THE FRONTIER FIGHTING BETWEEN INDIA AND CHINA HAD CAUSED DEEP CONCERN IN THE SOVIET UNION.

    MR. KOZLOV SAID THAT IT "SERIOUSLY DAMAGES THE INTERESTS OF OUR CHINESE BRETHEN AND OF OUR INDIAN FRIENDS."

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    Film ID:
    VLVA6FBUL2A9LK7WSD8GWN3ROHJID
    Media URN:
    VLVA6FBUL2A9LK7WSD8GWN3ROHJID
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    03/12/1962
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:21:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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