Monarchist National Party
|Monarchist National Party|
|Founded||June 13, 1946|
|Dissolved||April 11, 1959|
|Merged into||Italian Democratic Party|
|Politics of Italy
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.
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.
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. In the 1958 general election, the PNM won 2.2% of the vote, while the rival PMP 2.6%.
- Massimo L. Salvadori, Enciclopedia storica, Zanichelli, Bologna 2000, pp. 1199-1200
- Michel Mourre, Dizionario enciclopedico di storia, Mondadori, Milano 1988