Italy: Craxi Makes His Move

For the first time ever, a Socialist prepares to assume power

In some ways, Socialist Leader Bettino Craxi, 49, was already beginning to look like the Prime Minister he has yearned so long to become. Gone were the open-necked shirts, safari jackets and jeans he had taken to wearing in Parliament in an attempt to project a populist image. Last week he was wearing dark, tailored suits as he held court with fellow politicians, labor leaders and business executives at a long oval table in the Chamber of Deputies' ornate Sala di Governo. With...

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