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National List (Italy)

National List
Lista Nazionale
Leader Benito Mussolini
Founded 1924
Dissolved 1926
Preceded by National Blocs
Headquarters Rome
Political position Right-wing
Colours      Black
Politics of Italy
Political parties
Elections

The National List (Italian: Lista Nazionale) also known as Listone (literally "Big List") was a Fascist and nationalist coalition of political parties in Italy put together for the 1924 general election, and led by Benito Mussolini, Prime Minister of Italy and leader of the National Fascist Party.[1]

Contents

  • History 1
  • Composition 2
  • Electoral results 3
  • References 4

History

The List was composed mainly by Fascist members but also by some Liberals like former Prime Ministers Vittorio Emanuele Orlando and Antonio Salandra, by politicians form the Italian Nationalist Association like its leader Enrico Corradini, some populars which were expelled from the PPI and other right-wing forces.

In the 1924 general election the National List become the first party in the country with 65.7% of votes and 374 seats in the Chamber of Deputies.

It was disbanded in 1926 when Mussolini's government banned all the non-fascist parties, above all his former allies Liberals and the Nationalists.

Composition

Party Main ideology Leader/s
National Fascist Party Fascism Benito Mussolini
Italian Nationalist Association Nationalism Enrico Corradini
Italian People's Party Christian democracy Alcide De Gasperi (dissident)
Italian Liberal Party Liberalism Giovanni Giolitti
Democratic Liberal Party Social Liberalism Vittorio Emanuele Orlando

Electoral results

Chamber of Deputies
Election year # of
overall votes
% of
overall vote
# of
overall seats won
+/– Leader
1924 4,653,488 (#1) 65.7
375 / 535
Benito Mussolini

References

  1. ^ Nohlen, D & Stöver, P (2010) Elections in Europe: A data handbook, p1047 ISBN 978-3-8329-5609-7
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