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New Left Review I/17, Winter 1962

Lelio Basso

The Centre-Left in Italy

Does the Centre-Left government represent a fundamental turningpoint in Italian political life, or is it only a passing tactical phase? And if it is a permanent reorientation, is it a shift to the left by the Christian Democrats (DC), or on the contrary a shift to the right by the Socialists (PSI)? I will try to reply as accurately as possible to these questions for English readers.

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