The Centre-Left Moves Right
Fanfani’s first Centre-Left Government of 1962 promised considerable reforms as a quid pro quo for the extra-governmental support of the psi—nationalization of electricity (this was actually achieved, though in an utterly non-socialist fashion), regional autonomy, and agrarian reform. The present Moro-Nenni government came into being with more timorous objectives—a measure of (indicative) economic planning, moves to check property speculation, a drive against the Mafia, the repeal of the Fascist legal code. Regional autonomy and an agrarian reform were not specifically renounced, but were clearly postponed for the forseeable future. The formation of the new left socialist party, psiup, represented a rejection of this programme.
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