CURRENT INTELLIGENCE WEEKLY SUMMARY

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INTELLIGENCE AGENCY

OFFICE OF CURRENT INTELLIGENCE

SECRET

CURRENT INTELLIGENCE WEEKLY0

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Tbehristian Democratic minority government of Fernando Tambroni has won investiture in the Italianafter pledging itselfix-month tenure limited to caretaker functions. The opposition parties of the left may still renew their efforts to overthrow Tambroni in the lower bouse, but with no prospect of success barring anbreach of party discipline by Christian Democratic left-wingers.

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THE WEEK IN BRIEF

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THE TAMBRONI GOVERNMENT

two-month-old Italian cabinet crisis has beenbroughtloseovernmental formula which is almost identical to that which precipitated the crisis. Onebruary the government of Antonio Sogni resigned when the conservative Liberal party withdrew its support from Segni and thereby put the all -Christian Democraticin the position offor its majority on the votes of the Monarchists

Christian Democrats of having immediately to pay the price at the polls of tacitalliance with the neo-Fascists.

Circumstances at theof the crisis appeared more favorable than at any previous timeenter-left but conservative forces were able to block two such There will, however, be further skirmishing, ifajor showdown during the

next few months over the issue of theover-all

neo deemedotes.

situation by the Christian Demo-oo costly in popular

Now the Tambroniwith the approval of the Christian Democratichas come to power with the neo-Fascists as its only other party support in the Chamber of Deputies. Thiswas made possible, in part, by the postponementthe course of the crisis of scheduled local elections, thus removing the risk for the

The partyonpril to approve the Tambroni government carried with lteeting of the nationalthe party's highestbody, would be held in three weeks, and the advocates of center-leftism can be expected totheir campaign toormal revision of the party line

President Gronchi, his long-standing enthusiasm for an "opening to the left" presumably sharpened by recent conciliatory pronouncements from Socialist party leader Pietro Nenni, may press Tambroni to introduceegislative program slanted to the left, thuspressure among the Christian Democratslear-cut political line.

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