CURRENT INTELLIGENCE WEEKLY REVIEW

Created: 5/5/1960

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Current Intelligence Weekly Review

CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY

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CURRENT INTELLIGENCE WEEKLY0

THE TAMBRONI 23

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

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CURRENT INTELLIGENCE WEEKLY0

THE TAMBRONI GOVERNMENT

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

andsituation deemed by the Christiantoo costly In popular votes.

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

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

The partyonpril to approve the Tambroni government carried with iteeting of the national the party's highesta?wry$x ing body, would be

held in three weeks, and the advocates of center-leftism can be expected totheir campaign toormal revision of the party line.

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

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