ITALY: Election

The first election under the new electoral law took place on April 6. There was no doubt of the outcome. The Fascisti won. Two days before the election, Benito, who cast the first vote in Milan, issued a bulletin to his Fascisti:

"Blackshirts, you can have faith in me as the inflexible, severe, implacable defender of our revolution. I say to you, defend what you have already helped me to achieve by participation now, even if shedding your blood is necessary. We will begin again toward a second victory."

Fascisti lists of candidates...

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