ITALY: The Socialists Pull the Rug Out

A cartoon in Bologna's daily Resto del Carlino recently portrayed Christian Democrat Premier Aldo Moro and Communist Party Leader Enrico Berlinguer as a cozy couple on the dance floor, while Socialist Party Chief Francesco de Martino stood alone growling "Hey, I thought this was supposed to be my dance." Italian politics being what it is, the caricature contained more truth than humor. Making good on a long-hinted threat, the Socialist Party last week withdrew its parliamentary support for Moro's fragile coalition government, thereby forcing the Cabinet to resign. With Italy still...

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