ITALY: The Opposition

A discussion, which aroused all Rome, hinged upon whether the Opposition would take its seats during the next session of Parliament. Because of the Matteotti murder (TIME, June 23, et seq) and because Mussolini will not dismiss his Fascisti militia, the Opposition declared it would not sit in Parliament. Whether or not the Opposition takes its seats is an irrelevant point hardly worthy of discussion. The Fascisti, according to the provisions of the new electoral law, have a two-thirds majority of the seats and can, therefore, pass any measure which has Government...

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