Bologna to revoke Mussolini's 1943 honorary citizenship
Ravenna allows former dictator to retain award21 March, 17:10
Mussolini founded the Fascist political movement and led Italy from 1922 to 1943, allying Italy with Nazi Germany and Japan in the Second World War.
The Bologna chapter of the Partito Democratico (PD) political party has requested the citizenship of Mussolini be revoked, with mayor Virginio Merola supporting the proposal. The city of Ravenna, which also awarded Mussolini an honorary citizenship in 1943, has recently decided to allow the political figure to retain the award.