Italy: An Anxious Moment

Italy had a new Premier-designate last week. Out after nearly three years in office was scrappy little Amintore Fanfani, tagged with most of the blame for heavy Christian Democratic losses in last month's national elections. Summoned to Rome's Quirinal Palace by President Antonio Segni to get the nod as Premier was cautious, quiet Aldo Moro, secretary-general of the Christian Democratic Party.

Moro, 46, was the party's unanimous choice for the job; for good measure, their Cabinet partners—the Social Democrats and the Republicans—also supported him. Even Pietro Nenni's left-wing Socialists, so far excluded from the Cabinet...

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