• Short Summary

    President Gronchi of Italy met party leaders in Rome, Feb. 26, in a bid to find new government.

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    President Gronchi of Italy met party leaders in Rome, Feb. 26, in a bid to find new government. Among those he saw were Signor Saragat (Socialist Democrat), Signor Terracini (Communist), Signor Pella (Christian Democrat), and Signor Fanfani (Christian Democrat). Signor Sagni's Christian Democrat administration resigned office, Feb. 24.

    Italy's Christian Democrats have relied on Liberal support for the past year. Then, Liberal leader Malagodi bitterly criticised government policy, Feb. 20, for being undecided; traditional reliance on NATO and appreciation of Italy's limited strength was occupied with overtures to Russia, and empty prestige gestures. Next day the Liberals voted 103-13 to withdraw parliamentary support from the Christian Democrats. Rather than continue a precarious existence dependents on extreme right-wing support, signor Sagni's government resigned.

    President of the Senate Mersagora received its warm support, Feb 25, when he attacked the current tone of Italian political life. If the Liberals wished to go into opposition they should have made their position clear in the proper place, namely Parliament. Negotiations outside Parliament lowered its stature.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAX8JKFDMMGOHE44SA2BC71E23
    Media URN:
    VLVAX8JKFDMMGOHE44SA2BC71E23
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    27/02/1960
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:03:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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