ITALY: An Election for Democratic Unity

The Communists want power, but may not get it

"It is the hour of change.' The Communist Party must govern!" That chant resounded through the high-domed chambers of Rome's Palazzo dello Sport last week as bespectacled Communist Leader Enrico Berlinguer rose to address his party's 15th national congress. From a lectern bearing the hammer and sickle symbol, he issued a strident challenge: "The Communist Party has always stood on the very threshold of power. If the national and political crisis is to be solved once and for all, we must cross that threshold."...

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