Monarchist National Party

The Monarchist National Party (Italian: Partito Nazionale Monarchico, PNM) was a political party in Italy founded in 1946, uniting conservatives, liberal conservatives and nationalists. It was a right-wing competitor to Christian Democracy and was especially strong in Southern Italy.[1]

Monarchist National Party
Partito Nazionale Monarchico
AbbreviationPNM
SecretaryAlfredo Covelli
FoundedJune 13, 1946 (1946-06-13)
DissolvedApril 11, 1959; 62 years ago (1959-04-11)
Preceded byItalian Democratic Party
Merged intoDemocratic Party of Monarchist Unity
HeadquartersRome, Italy
IdeologyConservatism
Monarchism
Political positionRight-wing
Colours  Savoy blue

HistoryEdit

The party's best electoral result was in the 1953 general election, when the party scored 6.9% and came fourth after Christian Democracy, the Italian Communist Party and the Italian Socialist Party.[2]

In 1954 the party suffered a major split led by Achille Lauro, mayor of Naples from 1952 to 1957, who formed the People's Monarchist Party (PMP), which was closer to Christian Democracy.[1][3] In the 1958 general election, the PNM won 2.2% of the vote, while the rival PMP 2.6%.[4]

In 1959 the two monarchist parties joined forces again in the Italian Democratic Party (PDI).[1][3]

Electoral resultsEdit

Italian ParliamentEdit

Chamber of Deputies
Election year Votes % Seats +/– Leader
1948 729,078 (5th) 2.78
14 / 630
  2[5]
Alfredo Covelli
1953 1,854,850 (4th) 6.85
40 / 630
  26
Alfredo Covelli
1958 659,997 (8th) 2.23
11 / 630
  29
Alfredo Covelli
Senate of the Republic
Election year Votes % Seats +/– Leader
1948 393,510 (5th) 1.74
3 / 315
Alfredo Covelli
1953 1,581,128 (4th) 6.51
14 / 315
  11
Alfredo Covelli
1958 565,045 (8th) 2.16
2 / 315
  12
Alfredo Covelli

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c Massimo L. Salvadori, Enciclopedia storica, Zanichelli, Bologna 2000, pp. 1199-1200
  2. ^ "Dipartimento per gli Affari Interni e Territoriali".
  3. ^ a b Michel Mourre, Dizionario enciclopedico di storia, Mondadori, Milano 1988
  4. ^ "Dipartimento per gli Affari Interni e Territoriali".
  5. ^ Comparing with the National Bloc of Freedom