The World: A Debut of Deputies

When the 630 Deputies and 315 Senators of Italy's newly elected legislature assemble for the first time on July 5, it will be something of a neck-craning social event, as well as a political jamboree of uncertain result. Several of Parliament's 378 new members are in fact well-known faces who will add a glow of celebrity to the legislatures. From Turin, for instance, comes Count Luigi Rossi di Montelra, Christian Democrat Deputy and vermouth empire executive (Martini & Rossi), who was kidnaped three years ago; the Count won public accolades for the exemplary...

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