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Socialist prime minister is first in Italian history

Socialist leader Bettino Craxi, fulfilling a long-time ambition, became Italy's first Socialist prime minister. Mr. Craxi told President Sandro Pertini that he had been able to put together a five-party coalition from the Christian Democratic, Socialist, Social Democratic, Liberal, and Republican Parties. The new government, resulting from a general election held on June 26 and 27, is the 44th in Italy since World War II.

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