ITALY: Royal Split

Teams of carpenters and painters hurried through the streets of Naples last week to perform some quick alterations at more than 90 precinct offices of the city's dominant political party. Speedily the workmen painted out the words Partita Nazionale Monarchico and its star & crown emblem. In their place they painted Partita Monarchico Popolare and nailed up a new emblem, two lions rampant and a crown.

Italy's aggressive Monarchist Party, a 34 small growth which developed into Italy's fourth largest party, had split in two. The Monarchists, basically a right-wing collection financed by Italy's well-to-do, favored a return to monarchy...

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