ITALY: The Party's Choice

The 6,700,000 Italians who voted for the Communists in last May's parliamentary elections knew that they were voting for Party Boss Palmiro Togliatti, but that he had no chance of becoming Premier. And a vote for the Red-lining-left-wing Socialists was just as clearly a vote for the party's leader, Pietro Nenni. But the Christian Democrats, the nation's biggest party, campaigned with no face except the postered memory of their late great postwar statesman Alcide de Gasperi, and the promise of "progress without adventure" along the established line of the party's pro-Western, middle-road...

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