865.00/9–745: Telegram

The Acting Secretary of State to the Ambassador in Italy ( Kirk )

1566. Please see Deptel 808, Sept. 6, to Caserta58 in connection with your 2625, Sept. 7.

You are authorized to present clearly the U.S. view on defects of Ital electoral law 1915, backing up Stone’s previous communications. However you should avoid impression we consider revision of law a condition precedent to communal elections. The important thing in US view is that Italians at last begin to prove rather than argue that they are a democratic nation.

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