Sicilian Independence Movement

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Frederic P. Miller, Agnes F. Vandome, McBrewster John
VDM Publishing, Sep 5, 2010 - Political Science - 112 pages
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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. The Sicilian Independence Movement was a separatist Sicilian political party active in Sicily from 1943 to 1951. Its best electoral result was in 1947, when it won 8.8% of the votes and nine regional deputies were elected. The party was supported by Sicilians from a very wide of political stances: both conservatives and socialists were involved at some point. The purpose was first to gain independence for Sicily. Once this was accomplished MIS planned to sort out the politics of the island themselves, with the movement splintering to found new Sicilian political parties with their own personal stances. In the 1946 general election, MIS obtained 0.7% of national votes (8.8% of votes in Sicily), and four seats, including its leader Finocchiaro Aprile. During the 1947 congress, Antonino Varvaro, former secretary and leading member of the left wing, was expelled from the party by a majority. The reasons remained unknown.

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