ITALY: In the Back Door

Italy last week braced itself for yet another government, a new Premier—and a political experiment that made some Italians and their Western democratic friends a little nervous. The government was a monocolore, or one-party Christian Democratic Cabinet, led by Giulio Andreotti, 57, a cool and analytical Roman who in two previous tours has been one of Italy's more effective Premiers. In order to form a minority government in the face of increased Communist strength following the June elections, Andreotti agreed to a parliamentary coalition in which Communists will be able to wield...

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