ITALY: Hanging by a Thread

It seemed a familiar scene. Italy's ruling Christian Democrats were serving up still another new Cabinet to the Chamber of Deputies last week, the country's 39th government since the fall of Fascism. The Premier was Giulio Andreotti, 57, an urbane party regular, a Premier twice before and a minister 16 times over. But there was something new added. For the first time in 28 years, Italy's huge (116 Senators and 228 Deputies) Communist Party had come out of opposition, and it was only on the strength of its abstentions that Andreotti was...

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