National Blocs

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National Blocs
Blocchi Nazionali
Leaders Giovanni Giolitti
Benito Mussolini
Enrico Corradini
Founded 1921
Dissolved 1924
Succeeded by National List
Headquarters Rome, Italy
Political position Right-wing
International affiliation None
Colours      Black
Politics of Italy
Political parties
Elections

The National Blocs (Italian: Blocchi Nazionali) was a right-wing coalition of political parties in Italy put together for the 1921 general election, incorporating the electoral list of the Liberal former Prime Minister Giovanni Giolitti, the Italian Fasci of Combat 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 Blocs were succeeded by Mussolini’s National List.

Composition[edit]

Party Main ideology Leader/s
Italian Liberal Party Liberalism Giovanni Giolitti
Italian Fasci of Combat Fascism Benito Mussolini
Italian Nationalist Association Nationalism Enrico Corradini
Social Democratic Party Social liberalism Giovanni Colonna

Electoral results[edit]

Chamber of Deputies
Election year # of
overall votes
 % of
overall vote
# of
overall seats won
+/– Leader
1921 1,260,007 (#3) 19.1
105 / 535
Giovanni Giolitti