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    Visnews filmed Jan 30-31 the end of the first round of consultations of party leaders with President Giovanni Gronchi of Italy in a bid to find Italy's 20th post-war Prime Minister.

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    Visnews filmed Jan 30-31 the end of the first round of consultations of party leaders with President Giovanni Gronchi of Italy in a bid to find Italy's 20th post-war Prime Minister.

    Among those consulted were Raffaello de Caro (Liberal Party); Achille Lauro (Monarchist); Giuseppe Saragat (Democratic Socialist) and Pietro Nenni, Socialist and director of the State-controlled Petroleum Commission.

    Two former Presidents of the Republic, Senator Luigi Einaudi and Signor Enrico de Nocola also conferred with the President. Signor Einaudi is named by political observers in Rome as a possible chief outside of party polemics to lead a "committee of exploration" designed to break the present impasse.

    Outgoing Prime Minister Fanfani's refusal to return to the Premiership is contributing to widely-held views that there can be no return to precarious coalition between Christian Democrats and Social Democrats.

    Yesterday February 1 there was still no solution to the wee-old Government crisis. The already complicated situation was further complicated by Fanfani's resignation as leader of the Christian Democrats. Social Democrats, dividing into sub-divisions.

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    Film ID:
    VLVACUC6OS8TTJN4OFH5Y95JOEGWU
    Media URN:
    VLVACUC6OS8TTJN4OFH5Y95JOEGWU
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    02/02/1959
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:59:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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