In search of yet another Cabinet, Italian President Giovanni Gronchi received a number of party leaders at the Quirinal Palace in Rome, April 12 and 13.
In search of yet another Cabinet, Italian President Giovanni Gronchi received a number of party leaders at the Quirinal Palace in Rome, April 12 and 13. Among those who discussed with President the possibilities of forming a new Government were Christian Democrats Gui an Piccioni, Communists Togliatti and Terracini, Socialists Nenni and Cianci, neo-Fascist Roberti, and Monarchist Lauro.
Uncertainty about italy's political leadership ruled anew when Signor Tambroni's short-lived Cabinet crumbled April 11, after only 17. Tambroni was appointed Prime Minister, March 25, in an attempt to overcome the Government crisis dating from Signor Segni's resignation at the end of February.
Tambroni's Christian Democrat Government began to fall apart following the necessary vote of confidence by the Chamber of Deputies, which his Cabinet obtained April 8 by a very narrow margin and only with strong support from the MSI neo-Fascist, Social Movement. Several Ministers deserted Tambroni who was soon forced to resign as well, plunging the country back into its dilemma.
The only hope for a solution lies in a coalition Government, with the Christian Democrats having the choice between the left-wing and right-wing Democrat party. But so far there is no sign of a successful mutual approach.