• Short Summary

    PRESIDENT GIUSEPPE SARAGAT, OF ITALY, TODAY (FRIDAY) SWORE IN THE 27 MEMBERS OF ITALY'S NEW COALITION GOVERNMENT WHICH WAS FORMED LAST NIGHT AFTER SIX MONTHS OF POLITICAL CRISIS.

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    PRESIDENT GIUSEPPE SARAGAT, OF ITALY, TODAY (FRIDAY) SWORE IN THE 27 MEMBERS OF ITALY'S NEW COALITION GOVERNMENT WHICH WAS FORMED LAST NIGHT AFTER SIX MONTHS OF POLITICAL CRISIS. THE NEW PRIME MINISTER, 53-YEAR-OLD CHRISTIAN DEMOCRAT. SECRETARY-GENERAL MARIANO RUMOR, LED HIS GOVERNMENT IN SWEARING LOYALTY TO THE CONSTITUTION. AS THE CEREMONY WAS TAKING PLACE AT PRESIDENT GIUSEPPE SARAGAT'S QUIRIANALE PALACE, STRIKES AND DEMONSTRATIONS WERE CONTINUING THROUGHOUT THE COUNTRY.

    THE CABINET WILL HOLD ITS FIRST MEETING TOMORROW, AND ON MONDAY PRIME MINISTER RUMOR WILL PRESENT HIS POLICY PROGRAMME TO BOTH HOUSE OF PARLIAMENT FOR A FORMAL VOTE OF CONFIDENCE. THE COALITION GOVERNMENT IS BASED ON THE CHRISTIAN DEMOCRATIC AND SOCIALIST PARTIES BUT IT INCLUDES 13 POLITICAL FACTIONS. SIGNOR RUMOR'S DECLARED OBJECTIVES INCLUDE MEASURES TO CUT UNEMPLOYMENT AND RAISE OLD AGE PENSIONS.

    (THE MAJOR CENTRE OF UNREST TODAY WAS THE NORTH-EAST, WHERE THOUSANDS OF INDUSTRIAL WORKERS STAGED A 24-HOUR STRIKE AGAINST ITALY'S WAGE SCALE SYSTEM, WHICH FIXES DIFFERENT RATES OF PAY FOR WORKERS IN DIFFERENT REGIONS. IN RECENT MONTHS STRIKES AND STUDENT DEMONSTRATIONS HAVE MULTIPLIED THROUGHOUT ITALY.)

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    Film ID:
    VLVACGLS4DHKTGH2E0P03M2804E28
    Media URN:
    VLVACGLS4DHKTGH2E0P03M2804E28
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    13/12/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:14:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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