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Italian Elections / Communists #240522

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Jun 17, 1975
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(Studio) Final votes in Italian regional elections; Communist party wins 1/3 votes, just behind ruling Christian Democrats
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Rome, Italy) Communist party leader Enrico Berlinquer shown at final campaign rally on eve of vote last wkend. Italian Communist party portrayed as party committed to rules of democracy. Great loser in Italian elections is Christian Democratic party secretary Fanfani. Most supporters of communism voted for change, not Communist party Communists themselves stunned; Communist victory celebration held today.
REPORTER: Winston Burdett

(Studio) Communist success in Italy troubles NATO.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Burdett, Winston;
Cronkite, Walter

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