• Short Summary

    Italian premier antonio Segni and Communist leader Palmiro Togliatti, were filmed by VISNEWS June 4-5 addressing different meetings during regional election campaigns in Sicily.

  • Description

    Italian premier antonio Segni and Communist leader Palmiro Togliatti, were filmed by VISNEWS June 4-5 addressing different meetings during regional election campaigns in Sicily.

    The mainly impoverished islanders of this semi-autonomous region, went to the polls June 7, to elect 90 members to the Assembly.

    Present President of the region, Signor Milazzi, has broken away from the national Christian Democratic party, and has been governing with the aid of Communists, Left-Wing Socialist and neo-Fascists.

    Roman Catholic by religion, the island's near three million voters were faced with the Pope's decree not to vote Communist. Over half the electors are women.

    Italians on the mainland see the contest as a challenge to the ruling Christian Democrats in Rome, to the northern industrialists exploiting the island, and the Church.

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    Film ID:
    VLVACLM33A6UJCY31FD9C53ES0O0N
    Media URN:
    VLVACLM33A6UJCY31FD9C53ES0O0N
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    08/06/1959
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:04:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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