• Short Summary

    Italy's caretaker Prime Minister, Aldo Moro, formally renewed his Government's resignation on Friday (9 july) as the first step to the appointment of a post-election Prime Minister.

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    SV ZOOM OUT TO GV: flag flying over Quirinale
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    SV: Prime Minister Moro out of car and entering building past guard of honour
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    SV INTERIOR: Moro welcomed by President Leone
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    CU: President Leone seated ZOOM OUT TO GV: Aldo Moro also seated
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    Reuters reports that speculation for the Prime Minister's job centres on Christian Democrat Signor, Giulio Andreotti, the 57 year-old Budget and Economic Planning Minister in Signor Moro's Government. The Christian Democrats held their own in the elections on June 20, but the powerful Communist Party increased its support by more than seven per cent. There is now only a four per cent gap between the two major parties.




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    Background: Italy's caretaker Prime Minister, Aldo Moro, formally renewed his Government's resignation on Friday (9 july) as the first step to the appointment of a post-election Prime Minister.

    SYNOPSIS: An official statement from Rome's Quirinale Palace said President Giovanni Leone would start talks with political leaders immediately after the weekend (10 and 11 July) before appointing a Prime Minister designate a few days later. Signor Moro, a Christian Democrat, resigned as Prime Minister at the end of April. He agreed to President Leone's request that he remain in office until after last month's elections. The man chosen as premier-designate will have to find at least one coalition partner to join the Christian Democrats.

    President Leone will first consult former heads of state, Signor Giovanni Gronchi and Signor Guiseppe Saragat followed by talks with all former prime ministers. the new government will be Italy's 39th in 33 years.

    Reuters quotes political observers in Rome as expecting long negotiations among the parties on a Government programme and it is thought unlikely a Government would be formed before early August.

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    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    10/07/1976
    Sound:
    Unknown
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    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:00:00
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