• Short Summary

    AT A CEREMONY AT ROME'S QUIRINAL PALACE, ITALY'S PRESIDENT GIUSEPPE SARAGAT TODAY (WEDNESDAY) SWORE IN THE NEW 25-MAN GOVERNMENT PRESENTED TO HIM BY PRIME MINISTER MARIANO RUMOR.

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    AT A CEREMONY AT ROME'S QUIRINAL PALACE, ITALY'S PRESIDENT GIUSEPPE SARAGAT TODAY (WEDNESDAY) SWORE IN THE NEW 25-MAN GOVERNMENT PRESENTED TO HIM BY PRIME MINISTER MARIANO RUMOR. THIS IS ITALY'S 30TH GOVERNMENT SINCE THE END OF WORLD WAR II - AND IT BRINGS TO AN END ONE OF THE COUNTRY'S WORST PERIODS OF POLITICAL CRISIS. KEY APPOINTMENTS INCLUDED ALDO MORO AS FOREIGN MINISTER; EMILIO COLOMBO AS TREASURY MINISTER; AND LUIGI GUI AS DEFENCE MINISTER - THE LATTER TWO RETAINED POSTS HELD IN THE LAST GOVERNMENT WHICH WAS DISSOLVED EXACTLY A MONTH AGO.

    PRIME MINISTER RUMOR, A 54-YEAR-OLD BACHELOR AND FORMER SCHOOLTEACHER, FORMED HIS GOVERNMENT AFTER THREE WEEKS OF HARD BARGAINING, DURING WHICH HE MANAGED TO OBTAIN A MAJORITY PARLIAMENTARY SUPPORT FOR A MINORITY CHRISTIAN DEMOCRAT GOVERNMENT - THUS AVOIDING A PREMATURE GENERAL ELECTION. THE NEW GOVERNMENT IS PLEDGED TO CONTINUE THE POLICIES OF THE CENTRE-LEFT COALITION GOVERNMENT OF CHRISTIAN DEMOCRATS, SOCIALISTS AND REPUBLICANS WHICH RESIGNED ON JULY 5TH, AFTER THE UNITED SOCIALIST PARTY SPLIT IN TWO OVER THE QUESTION OF RELATIONS WITH THE COMMUNISTS - ITALY'S MAIN OPPOSITION PARTY.

    SEVERAL OF THE NEW MINISTERS HAVE BEEN REAPPOINTED FROM THE PREVIOUS GOVERNMENT, AND ALL BUT FIVE HAVE BEEN MEMBERS OF FORMER GOVERNMENTS. AMONG THEM, SIGNOR ALDO MORO, THE 52-YEAR-OLD NEW FOREIGN MINISTER, WHO WAS PRIME MINISTER FROM 1963 TO 1968. HE IS A LAW PROFESSOR FROM THE SOUTH WHO HAS BEEN A DEDICATED SUPPORTER OF THE ATLANTIC ALLIANCE AND OF BRITAIN'S ENTRY INTO THE COMMON MARKET.

    THE NEW TREASURY MINISTER IS EMILIO COLOMBO WHO, AT 49, IS ONE OF THE MAIN ARCHITECTS OF ITALY'S POST-WAR ECONOMIC "MIRACLE". HE RETAINS THE POST HE HELD IN THE LAST GOVERNMENT - AS DOES DEFENCE MINISTER LUIGI GUI.

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    Film ID:
    VLVABW74MQXJWP8MUXAWRQLVAR8PM
    Media URN:
    VLVABW74MQXJWP8MUXAWRQLVAR8PM
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    06/08/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:20:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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