• Short Summary

    SENATOR GIOVANNI LEONE, 59-YEAR-OLD FORMER PRIME MINISTER, BEGAN CONSULTATIONS TODAY (THURSDAY) TO TRY AND FORM A NEW GOVERNMENT AND END ITALY'S POLITICAL CRISIS.

  • Description

    SENATOR GIOVANNI LEONE, 59-YEAR-OLD FORMER PRIME MINISTER, BEGAN CONSULTATIONS TODAY (THURSDAY) TO TRY AND FORM A NEW GOVERNMENT AND END ITALY'S POLITICAL CRISIS. SENATOR LEONE WAS GIVEN THE TASK AT A MEETING WITH PRESIDENT GIUSEPPE SARAGAT YESTERDAY (WEDNESDAY).

    SENATOR LEONE, WHO LED AN INTERIM GOVERNMENT FOR A FEW WEEKS IN 1963, IS UNDERSTOOD TO BE TRYING TO PUT TOGETHER A CHRISTIAN DEMOCRAT CARETAKER GOVERNMENT TO RUN ITALY UNTIL OCTOBER WHEN THE SOCIALISTS WILL HOLD A NATIONAL CONGRESS TO CONSIDER REJOINING THE GOVERNMENT.

    THE PRESENT CRISIS WAS TRIGGERED BY THE SOCIALISTS' WITHDRAWAL FROM THE GOVERNMENT AFTER LAST MONTH'S GENERAL ELECTIONS, IN WHICH THE SOCIALISTS LOST VOTES TO OTHER LEFT WING PARTIES.

    A CHRISTIAN DEMOCRAT GOVERNMENT COULD BE EXPECTED TO STEER AWAY FROM CONTROVERSIAL ISSUES IN THE HOPE OF GETTING THE SOCIALISTS AND REPUBLICANS TO SUPPORT IT IN PARLIAMENT OR AT LEAST TO ABSTAIN FROM VOTING.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA83T8FUND0JGB1FD7B6662V7ET
    Media URN:
    VLVA83T8FUND0JGB1FD7B6662V7ET
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    20/06/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:00:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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