Aldo More was elected on the second allot to replace the outgoing president Amintore Fanfani.?
Aldo More was elected on the second allot to replace the outgoing president Amintore Fanfani. On Sunday, 10 October, the on the first ballot, the unopposed Moro, had technically won the presidency with 97 votes, since 19 delegates had abstained and the rest were all missing from the election meeting. At the point, Moro, decided that unless he could muster a strong majority, he would not accept the presidency. Another meeting was set for today (Sept. 14) and secretary of the party Zaccagnini urged members who had not come on Sunday to attend and vote for Mor. Today Moro mustered 165 votes and was elected. However, the episode reflected the deep discords within the party. Many were hoping that Zaccagnini's promise of appointing new faces to important posts, would be kept. The Moro election, in fact, was the reaffirmation that the same old faces were holding on to their power, with Zaccagnini's blessing (he had in fact urged members to give Moro the vote by acclamation). The Christian Democratic party gained 14 million votes in the last national election, held June 20th, 1976.