• Short Summary

    When the Italians go to the polls in their general election on Sunday, they will have a bewildering choice of 21 parties and political factions to vote for.

  • Description

    When the Italians go to the polls in their general election on Sunday, they will have a bewildering choice of 21 parties and political factions to vote for. At either extreme of the broad political spectrum stand the Communist and Neo-Fascist parties.

    This week, as campaigning for last minute votes reached fever pitch, Visnews cameraman Pino de Giambattista filmed election preparations of the two extreme parties in Rome.

    The Communists, who attracted the second biggest following after the 1968 elections, are traditionally strongest in the middle regions of Italy, plus industrial areas of the north. They also concentrate more than any other party on attracting the women's vote.

    Campaigning on a "law-and-order" ticket, the neo-fascist M.T.I. (Italian Social ???ovement) is wooing votes from Catholics, anti-communists and nationalists.

    The whole campaign winds up at midnight tonight (Friday-Saturday). The electorate then has 36 hours free from propaganda and political pressures to reflect on how to vote on Sunday.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA8P506GLIM58ZBIKF29VM9N7Z5
    Media URN:
    VLVA8P506GLIM58ZBIKF29VM9N7Z5
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    05/05/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:49:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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