Italy: Bottom's Up

Italy's Communist Party has a new look these days: young. The average age of the Central Committeemen elected at the party's recent Bologna congress is only 43 — and only eight of the 171 members are veterans of the days when the party was formed in 1921.

Of the 1,041 delegates to the congress, a fifth were less than 30 years old. In keeping with that youthful image is the man the congress elected deputy secretary-general and successor to aging Leader Luigi Longo. The heir apparent:

Enrico Berlinguer, 46. Longo's health is failing;...

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