Foreign News: Podesta, Consultas

Minister of Interior Luigi Federzoni, famed henchman of the Vatican (TIME, July 12), presented for the Cabinet's approval last week, a decree nearly as drastic as the deflation measure sponsored by Finance Minister Count Volpi.

Signor Federzoni proposed nothing less than to suppress electoral government in every Italian city, town and village which enjoyed that privilege last week and to set up instead over each municipality a podesta (governor) appointed by the State. Since this measure was but an extension of the laws (TIME, Dec. 7), placing the larger Italian cities under...

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