National Bloc (Italy, 1921)

The National Bloc (Italian: Blocco Nazionale) was a right-wing coalition of political parties in Italy formed for the 1921 general election.[1]

National Bloc
Blocco Nazionale
LeadersGiovanni Giolitti
Benito Mussolini
Enrico Corradini
Founded1921
Dissolved1924
Succeeded byNational List
IdeologyItalian nationalism
Anti-socialism
Conservatism
Fascism
Liberalism
Political positionRight-wing

HistoryEdit

The National Bloc incorporated the electoral list of the Liberal former Prime Minister Giovanni Giolitti, the Fasci Italiani di Combattimento led by Benito Mussolini, the Italian Nationalist Association led by Enrico Corradini, and other right-wing forces.

The list obtained 19.1% of votes and a total of 105 MPs, including 35 fascists (including Mussolini) and 20 MPs for the Italian Nationalist Association. Almost all of the MPs supported the Mussolini government, which took office 31 October 1922, after the March on Rome. In 1924, the National Bloc was succeeded by Mussolini’s National List.

CompositionEdit

Party Main ideology Leader/s
Italian Liberal Party Liberalism Giovanni Giolitti
Fasci Italiani di Combattimento Fascism Benito Mussolini
Italian Nationalist Association Nationalism Enrico Corradini
Social Democracy Social liberalism Giovanni Antonio Colonna

Electoral resultsEdit

Chamber of Deputies
Election year Votes % Seats +/− Leader
1921 1,260,007 (3rd) 19.1
105 / 535

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