• Short Summary

    ITALIAN FOREIGN MINISTER PIETRO NENNI YESTERDAY (FRIDAY) PUT OFF HIS DEPARTURE FOR AN OFFICIAL VISIT TO YUGOSLAVIA TO TRY AND SETTLE THE SERIOUS FEUDS WHICH HAVE CROWN PROGRESSIVELY WORSE WITHIN HIS SOCIALIST PARTY RANKS IN THE LAST FEW DAYS.

  • Description

    ITALIAN FOREIGN MINISTER PIETRO NENNI YESTERDAY (FRIDAY) PUT OFF HIS DEPARTURE FOR AN OFFICIAL VISIT TO YUGOSLAVIA TO TRY AND SETTLE THE SERIOUS FEUDS WHICH HAVE CROWN PROGRESSIVELY WORSE WITHIN HIS SOCIALIST PARTY RANKS IN THE LAST FEW DAYS. A FINAL SPLIT WITHIN THE PARTY COULD WELL BRING ABOUT A GOVERNMENT CRISIS AND, IN AN EFFORT TO PUT AN END TO THE BITTER WRANGLING, SIGNOR NENNI SPOKE TO THE 121-MEMBER SOCIALIST PARTY CENTRAL COMMITTEE AT ROME'S HOTEL NUOVA EUROPA.

    BEHIND THE CRISIS WITHIN THE SOCIALIST PARTY LIES A POWER STRUGGLE WHICH BLEW UP A FEW DAYS AGO WHEN THE MODERATE FACTION, HEADED BY PARTY SECRETARY MAURO FERRI, SUDDENLY FOUND THEY HAD LOST THEIR MAJORITY SUPPORT WITHIN THE PARTY. SIGNOR FERRI IMMEDIATELY RESIGNED, LEAVING THE PARTY WITHOUT A CHIEF EXECUTIVE. HI CHIEF RIVAL FOR THE POST IS GIANCOMO MANCINI - THE POWERFUL MINISTER OF INDUSTRY - WHO HEADS ONE OF THE FIVE PROGRESSIVE FACTIONS OF THE SOCIALIST PARTY. THIS PERSONAL ISSUE IS ADDED TO THE PARTY MEMBERS' GENERAL DISCONTENT OF WHAT THEY REGARD AS THE RIGHT-WING POLICIES OF THEIR REPRESENTATIVES IN GOVERNMENT AND A FUNDAMENTAL DIVISION ON THE HANDLING OF RELATIONS WITH THE COMMUNIST PARTY.

    SPEAKING TO THE GENERAL COMMITTEE, 78-YEAR-OLD PIETRO NENNI WARNED THAT A FORMAL SPLIT BETWEEN THE SOCIALISTS AND THE SOCIAL DEMOCRATS - WHO UNITED ONLY THREE YEARS AGO TO FORM ITALY'S THIRD BIGGEST PARTY - WOULD INEVITABLY UPSET THE DELICATE POLITICAL BALANCE OF THE COALITION GOVERNMENT AND EVEN FORCE PRIME MINISTER MARIANO RUMOR TO CARRY OUT A RISKY CABINET RE-SHUFFLE, WHICH IN TURN COULD LEAD TO THE GOVERNMENT'S DOWNFALL. HE PROPOSED THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A COMMITTEE TO SORT OUT THE FACTIONAL DIFFERENCES.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAB8IHODLHB3DEK353WETP9NEN4
    Media URN:
    VLVAB8IHODLHB3DEK353WETP9NEN4
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    17/05/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:18:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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