Repubblica Italiana
  • John Paxton
Part of the The Statesman’s Yearbook book series (SYBK)


On 10 June 1946 Italy became a republic on the announcement by the Court of Cassation that a majority of the voters at the referendum held on 2 June had voted for a republic. The final figures, announced on 18 June, showed: For a republic, 12,718,641 (54–3% of the valid votes cast, which numbered 23,437,143); for the retention of the monarchy, 10,718,502 (45–7%); invalid and contested, 1,509,735. Total 24,946,878, or 891% of the registered electors, who numbered 28,005,449. For the results of the polling in the 13 leading cities, see The Statesman‘s Yearbook, 1951, p. 1175. Voting was compulsory, open to both men and women 21 years of age or older, including members of the Civil Service and the Armed Forces; former active Fascists and a few other categories were excluded.


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