ITALY: Cr;seffo

In his fifth cabinet reshuffle since he became Premier in 1945, Christian Democrat Premier Alcide de Gasperi last week held the wavering Saragat Socialists, dropped the waning Liberal Party. His "two fists" were still present in the new cabinet: tough Interior Minister Mario Scelba, who fights Communists, and tight-fisted Budget and Treasury Minister Giuseppe Pella, who fights inflation. The departure of the Liberal Party, which is conservative, may mean that De Gasperi can push ahead with land reform. The Premier explained that the reshuffle was not caused by a real crisis, but merely by a "crisetta," a useful...

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