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HUNGRY FOR A CHANGE: Alessandra Mussolini leans out her camper where she started her hunger strike

In most countries, Alessandra Mussolini wouldn't be more than a passing nostalgia act on the political stage. But in Italy, the granddaughter of Italian Fascist dictator Benito Mussolini and her tiny right-wing Social Alternative party are among the main attractions. Mussolini, whose party polled just over 1% in last year's European elections, trashes the euro and wants to bring back her grandfather's outlawed stiff-armed salute. Last week, she was on hunger strike in a rickety white trailer in a central Rome parking lot to protest her exclusion from next month's regional elections for allegedly submitting fraudulent ballot signatures. She claims she's...

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