Italy: Reunion near Rome

"In the modern world," says Italy's Vice Premier and Socialist Party Leader Pietro Nenni, "political movements are constituted less around general ideas and more around real problems, real demands." Thus it was last week that Nenni's Socialists, addressing themselves to a very real problem of votes, reunited with the Social Democratic Party of Italian President Giuseppe Saragat.

The reconciliation — combining Italy's third and fifth largest parties — came 19 years after Saragat led his moderate, democratic faction out of the main par ty, in protest against a Nenni alliance with the Communists. Over the years, Soviet repression in...

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