ITALY: Forward to the Past

Designer Emilio Pucci, who is as earnest about politics as he is about fashion, lost his Liberal seat in the Chamber of Deputies in spite of a campaign in which he averaged four speeches a day. Communist Novelist-Painter Carlo Levi (Christ Stopped at Eboli) was dropped from the Senate. On the other hand, Franco Maria Malfatti, a former president of the Common Market Commission, was easily re-elected a Christian Democratic Deputy. Admiral Gino Birindelli, until recently commander of NATO's Mediterranean naval forces and now the darling of Italy's right, also won a...

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