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    VISNEWS filmed the Sicilian elections, June 7. Eighty-five per cent of the three million-strong electorate?

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    VISNEWS filmed the Sicilian elections, June 7. Eighty-five per cent of the three million-strong electorate voted. Among the early votes on the stormy, windy day was Cardinal Ruffini, Archbishop of Palermo. He had indicated that the Vatican's ban on Roman Catholics voting for the Communists extended also to Signor Milazzo, leader of the last Coalition Government and head of a splinter group from the Christian Democrat Party.

    Milazzo ruled Sicily supported by the right-wing Neo-Facists and the Communists.

    The Christian Democrats, with the Catholic Church behind them, fought this election for the first time as Opposition Party. They lost three seats but remain the largest single group.

    The Milazzo splinter group gained nine seats, the Communist one and the assortment of minor parties lost heavily.

    Observers believe Signor Milazzo will again take office, at the head of another coalition.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA8WEU84ORX0ZZ8YYWH7VBCUQPJ
    Media URN:
    VLVA8WEU84ORX0ZZ8YYWH7VBCUQPJ
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    08/06/1959
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:54:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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