• Brian Hunter
Part of the The Statesman’s Yearbook book series (SYBK)


Key Historical Events. On 10 June 1946 Italy became a republic following a referendum held on 2 June at which votes for a republic numbered 12,718,641; for the retention of the monarchy, 10,718,502; invalid or contested, 1,509,735. The electorate was 28,005,449; turn-out was 24,946,878(89·1%).

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