OBSERVATIONS ON THE AGREEMENT TO FORM A NEW CENTER LEFT GOVERNMENT

Created: 7/20/1964

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TO EXPECTATIONS, PREMIER-DESIGNATE ALDO MORO DID NOT

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INSISTED THAT THE ACCEPTANCE OF THE MANDATE ON THE PART OF MORO ANDOF TEE CABINET LIST TAKE PLACE SIMULTANEOUSLY. IT IS EXPECTED THAT THE FOUR PARTIES GOVERNED WILL HAVE CANDIDATES FOR MINISTERIAL POSITIONS CHOSEN IN TTME FOR MORO TO PRESENT HIS GOVERNMENT TO SEGNI ON PO JULY.

CHRISTIAN DEMOCRATIC PARTY (DC) DIRECTORATE,EETING ON

lfl JULY, VOTED APPROVAL OF THE NEGOTIATED COALITION AGREEMENT, WITH FANFANEMBERS ABSTAINING. MARIO SCELBA'S CENTRISMO POPOLAHB GROUP. WHICH ALSO

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OPPOSES THE AGREEMENT, IS ROT REPRESENTED IN THE DIRECTORATE. DC VICE POLITICAL SECRETARY AJOALDO FORLAXI, OF THE FANFANI GROUP, SPEAKING FORm, <u

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WHO ABSTAINED, HADETO TBE DC DIRECTORATEOLICY STATEMENT ISSUED ONUNE AND STATED THAT THE AGREEMENT PRESENTLY REACHED CORRESPONDED ONLY IN PART AND IN AN UNSATISFACTORY MANNER TO THEUNE STATEMENT. FORLANI CRITICIZED TEE AGREEMENT AS TOO GENERAL, AS NOT COMING TO GRIPS WITH THE SITUATION AND AS PUTTING OFF THE REAL CLARIFICATION OF ISSUES. IRST CONSEQUENCE OF THIS POSITION, IT IS HUMORED THAT TWO FAHFAHIANI MEMBERS OF TEE FIRST MORO CABINETGIACTHTO BOSCO, MINISTER OF LABOR^ AND GIORGIO BO, MINISTER OF STATE HOLDINGSHAVE INFORMED MORO THAT THEY WELL NOT SERVE IN THE NEW CABINET.

3- TBE ITALIAN SOCIALIST PARTY (PSl) DIRECTORATEEETING OF l8 JULY, APPROVED THE AGREEMENT. VOTING IN FAVOR WERE DB MARTISO, BRODOLINI,OLLOY, LSZZI, VITTORELLI, MATTEOTTI, PAOLICCBI, COLOMBO, BBRTOLD1 AND MARCINI. VOTING AGAINST WERE LOMBARDI, SANTI, CARETTONI, BALZAMO, VERONBS1 AND VERZELLI. THE FIRST CONSEQUENCES OF THIS DBVELOPMENT WERE NOT LONG IN MANIFESTING THEMSELVES. LOMBARD1 RESIGNED AS EDITOR OF AVAHTI AND BUDGET MINISTER ANTONIO GIOLITTT AND UNDERSECRETARIES BANFI, FOREIGN AFFAIRS; ANDERLENI, TREASURY; AND CATTO, LABOR, HAVE ANNOUNCED THAT THEY WILL HOT PARTICIPATE IN THE NEW CABINET.

k. MOST OPINIONS OF THE NEW GOVERNMENT REMAIN STILL CAUTIOUS LN TONS AND LITTLE DESIRE IS SHOWN TO GO ON RECORD ASORD LIFE FOR IT. IT WILL BE SEVERAL DAYS, AND AFTER THE CURRENT PRESS STRIKE ENDS, BEFORE PROPONENTS OF THE NEW GOVERNMENT CAN GET THEIR WIND AND SET FORTH THEIR

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VIEWS ON THE MERITS OF THE AGREEMENT, AND THUS GIVEHANCE TO ESTIMATE THEIR SINCERITY AND DESIRE TO MAKE IT WORK. THE TEXT OF TEE AGREEMENT IS AS FORLANI CHARGED, GENERAL. EACH ONE CAN READ INTO IT WHAT HE LIKES. SUBJECT TO FORTHER ANALYSIS, THE FIRST IMPRESSION IS THAT PERHAPS THE FBI WILL FIND IT HARDER TO LIVE WITH THAN WILL THE DC. WHILE ALL THE FAVORITE PSI THEMES ARE THERE, THEY ARE NOT CONCLUSIVELY STATED. TERMINAL DATES, BINDING PHRASES EITHER ARE NOT GIVEN OR ARE HEDGED. ONE MIGHT CLAIM THAT THE TAKING OF OPPOSING POSITIONS BY THE FANFAHIAKI AND THE LOMBARDIAHTOSITIVE DEVELOPMENT FOR THE CENTER-LEFT IN THAT IT DOES OFFER SOME CLARIFICATION BY REVEALING, FOR ALL TO SEE, WHO WITHIN EACH GROUP CANNOT BE COUNTED ON TO ADVANCE THE POLICY AND GIVE LOYAL SUTPORT TO MORO. LOMBARD! 'S DEPARTURE FROM AVAlfPIESULT OF TOE CRISIS IS AISO MOST POSITIVE. ON THE NEGATIVE SHE, HOWEVER, FT NOW APPEARS MORE CLEAR THAN EVER HOW. MENACED TBE CENTER-LEFT IS BY FACTIONAL FIGHTING WITHIN ITS TWO CHIEF MEMBER PARTIES. THE NEXT NOTABLE EVENT ON THE PSI SIDE WILL BE THE COMPORTMENT OF THE LOMHARDIANI DURING THE VOTE OF CONFIDENCE. THE FANFANIANI WELL CERTAINLY KEEP IN LINE ON THAT ONE, BUT CAN BE EXPECTED TO MANEUVER DURING THE NEXT FEW MONTHS TO DAMAGE MORO AT THEESS, WHICH HOW SEEMS MDHK ftip MflRl LIKELY TO BE HELD THE LAST WEEK IN SEPTEMBER.

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