ITALY: A Vote and More Violence

After Moro 's murder, a trend toward the political center

Italians had reasons for both hope and alarm last week following the obsequies for assassinated former Premier and Christian Democratic Leader Aldo Moro. In local elections affecting two provinces and 816 cities and towns, voters turned out in record numbers (3.4 million, or 10% of the electorate). Shunning the extremes, they cast their ballots for the parties of the political center and handed an unexpected loss to Italy's Communist Party. But as if to prove that the country would have no reprieve from violence, terrorists of the Red Brigades and other...

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