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    Italian Communist leader, Mr. Enrico Berlinguer, said in Rome on Saturday (10 April) that there?

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    Italian Communist leader, Mr. Enrico Berlinguer, said in Rome on Saturday (10 April) that there was virtually no chance of avoiding early general elections and called on Italians to vote the Communists into government.

    The Communist leader told a mass rally in Rome that if the people were going to vote, they must create the conditions for Italy to finally have a government worthy of the name, and one which included the "renewing and regenerative force of the Communist Party".

    Mr. Berlinguer made a final appeal for an agreement between Premier Aldo Moro's minority Christian Democrat government and other parties on urgent economic and political issues which would stave off elections until next year. The Communist Party has consistently opposed calling an early election because it would leave Italy without a government at a time of grave economic crisis.

    In Rome on the same day, thousands of left-wing youths marched through the city streets protesting against the shooting of Mario Salvi by police last week. Salvi was shot in the back after the fire-bombing of the Justice Ministry on Wednesday (7 April) night. Traffic in Rome was severely disrupted by the demonstration since it coincided with the end of the mass rally of Communists addressed by Mr. Berlinger.

    SYNOPSIS: Italian Communist leader, Mr. Enrico Berlinguer, addressing a mass meeting in Rome on Saturday, said there was virtually no chance of avoiding an early general election. He made a final appeal for agreement between Premier Aldo Moro's minority Christian Democrat government and other parties on urgent economic and political issues which would stave off elections until next year.

    Also in Rome on Saturday, thousands of left-wing youths marched through the city streets protesting against the shooting of Mario Salvi by police. Salvi was shot in the back after the fire-bombing of the Justice Ministry on Wednesday night.

    Traffic in the Italian capital was severely disrupted as the demonstration coincided with the end of the mass rally of Communists addressed by Mr. Berlinguer.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA97QXTH7FPSJ4O3ZSJQH0JK8RL
    Media URN:
    VLVA97QXTH7FPSJ4O3ZSJQH0JK8RL
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    11/04/1976
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:56:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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