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Bologna to revoke Mussolini's 1943 honorary citizenship

Ravenna allows former dictator to retain award

21 March, 17:10
Bologna to revoke Mussolini's 1943 honorary citizenship (ANSA) - Bologna, March 21 - The central Italian city of Bologna has issued an order to revoke the honorary citizenship awarded in 1943 to dictator Benito Mussolini.

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.

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