ITALY: The Voters' Corrivo

Thirty-six hours before voters went to the polls last week in municipal and regional elections, Italy's small but increasingly influential neo-Fascist party, the Movimento Sociale Italiano (M.S.I.), staged a victory celebration in Rome's swank Casina Valadier restaurant. Ordinarily the script might call for the premature celebrators to come up with pasta all over their faces, but, when the election results came in last week, the M.S.I.'s self-confidence proved to be justified. In Sicily, Rome and 157 other cities, a determined get-out-the-vote campaign helped lure more than 96% of the eligible voters...

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