ITALY: Common Man

After nearly two months of hemming & hawing, Italy had a new Premier (Ferruccio Parri, a man of the North), and a new Government (representing six parties instead of four). Last week Premier Parri led his 20 Ministers into Rome's Quirinal Palace, where each swore before Crown Prince Umberto, Lieutenant General of the Realm, the oath of fealty to the Crown, as decreed by the Allied authorities: ". . . on my honor . . . not to do anything before the convocation of the Constituent Assembly that in any way would prejudice...

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