Monarchist National Party

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Monarchist National Party
Secretary Alfredo Covelli
Founded June 13, 1946 (1946-06-13)
Dissolved April 11, 1959 (1959-04-11)
Preceded by PDI
Merged into PDIUM
Ideology Monarchism
National conservatism
Conservatism
Political position Right-wing
Politics of Italy
Political parties
Elections

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

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 in the Italian Democratic Party (PDI).[1][3]

Electoral results[edit]

Italian Parliament[edit]

Chamber of Deputies
Election year # of
overall votes
 % of
overall vote
# of
overall seats won
+/– Leader
1948 729,078 (#5) 2.78
14 / 630
-
Alfredo Covelli
1953 1,854,850 (#4) 6.85
40 / 630
Increase 26
Alfredo Covelli
1958 659,997 (#8) 2.23
11 / 630
Decrease 29
Alfredo Covelli
Senate
Election year # of
overall votes
 % of
overall vote
# of
overall seats won
+/– Leader
1948 393,510 (#5) 1.74
3 / 315
-
Alfredo Covelli
1953 1,581,128 (#4) 6.51
14 / 315
Increase 11
Alfredo Covelli
1958 565,045 (#8) 2.16
2 / 315
Decrease 12
Alfredo Covelli

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Massimo L. Salvadori, Enciclopedia storica, Zanichelli, Bologna 2000, pp. 1199-1200
  2. ^ http://elezionistorico.interno.it/index.php?tpel=C&dtel=07/06/1953&tpa=I&tpe=A&lev0=0&levsut0=0&es0=S&ms=S
  3. ^ a b Michel Mourre, Dizionario enciclopedico di storia, Mondadori, Milano 1988
  4. ^ http://elezionistorico.interno.it/index.php?tpel=C&dtel=25/05/1958&tpa=I&tpe=A&lev0=0&levsut0=0&es0=S&ms=S