• Short Summary

    Italy's Christian Democrat Party, which has enjoyed unbroken power since World War Two, has made a striking comeback in the country's general election.

  • Description

    1.
    GV EXT Trevi Fountain
    0.05

    2.
    SV TILT DOWN Polling station door being closed
    0.13

    3.
    SV INT Voting returns being carried by officials with police closed
    0.13

    4.
    SV Ballot boxes being opened.
    0.38

    5.
    CU Ballot box, ZOOM BACK TO ballet papers removed by officials
    0.51

    6.
    CU Communist official watching
    1.00

    7.
    SV Vote counting in progress (3 shots)
    1.17



    Initials BB/0306 TH/AS/BB0340



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: Italy's Christian Democrat Party, which has enjoyed unbroken power since World War Two, has made a striking comeback in the country's general election. Confounding forecasts that their party would loss ground to the nee-fascist Italian Social Movement, the Christian Democrats had increased their share of the poll by the halfway stage of vote counting tonight (Monday).

    The nee-fascists also showed considerable early gains, though the predicted landslide in their favour failed to materialise. The Communist Party, however, was losing votes for the first time in any post-war election.

    From the Rome polling station where President Giovanni leone had cast his vote, Visnews cameraman Pino Giambattista filmed the start of the vote counting procedure.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAADOTRH81BOSXLLNH6K9FC7RBT
    Media URN:
    VLVAADOTRH81BOSXLLNH6K9FC7RBT
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    08/05/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:17:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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