National Bloc
Blocco Nazionale
LeaderRoberto Lucifero d'Aprigliano
Founded1948
HeadquartersRome, Italy
IdeologyConservatism
Liberism
Populism
Political positionRight-wing

The National Bloc (Italian: Blocco Nazionale) was a right-wing electoral alliance formed for the 1948 Italian general election by the Italian Liberal Party and the Common Man's Front.

History

The alliance scored a poor 3.8% in the election for the House, gaining 16 seats,[1] while a 5.4% was reached for the Senate where the single-man constituencies and the age-restricted suffrage gave an advantage to this list formed by old pre-fascist politicians. The list generally suffered the concurrence of Christian Democracy, which was seen by centrist and right-wing electors as the sole shield against the Soviet-aligned Popular Democratic Front.[2]

The alliance soon disappeared, leaving only as a party with some electoral support.

Composition

It was composed of the following political parties:

Party Ideology Leader
Italian Liberal Party (PLI) Liberalism Roberto Lucifero d'Aprigliano
Common Man's Front (UQ) Populism Guglielmo Giannini
Union for National Reconstruction Liberalism Francesco Nitti

Election results

Chamber of Deputies
Election year # of
overall votes
% of
overall vote
# of
overall seats won
+/–
1948 1,003,727 (#4) 3.8
19 / 574
Roberto Lucifero d'Aprigliano
Senate of the Republic
Election year # of
overall votes
% of
overall vote
# of
overall seats won
+/–
1948 1,222,419 (#3) 5.4
7 / 237
Roberto Lucifero d'Aprigliano

References

  1. ^ John Foot (2014). Modern Italy. Palgrave Macmillan. p. 235. ISBN 978-1-137-04192-0.
  2. ^ Archvio storico delle elezioni