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, conservative liberals and nationalists. It was a right-wing competitor to Christian Democracy and was especially strong in Southern Italy.
|Founded||June 13, 1946|
|Dissolved||April 11, 1959|
|Preceded by||Italian Democratic Party|
|Merged into||Democratic Party of Monarchist Unity|
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%.
In 1959 the two monarchist parties joined forces in the Italian Democratic Party (PDI).
|Chamber of Deputies|
14 / 630
40 / 630
11 / 630
|Senate of the Republic|
3 / 315
14 / 315
2 / 315
- Massimo L. Salvadori, Enciclopedia storica, Zanichelli, Bologna 2000, pp. 1199-1200
- Michel Mourre, Dizionario enciclopedico di storia, Mondadori, Milano 1988