Republican Fascist Party

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Republican Fascist Party
Partito Fascista Repubblicano
Duce Benito Mussolini
General Secretary Alessandro Pavolini
Founded September 13, 1943 (1943-09-13)
Dissolved April 28, 1945 (1945-04-28)
Preceded by National Fascist Party
Succeeded by Democratic Fascist Party
Headquarters Piazza San Sepolcro, Milan, R.S.I.
Newspaper Il Popolo d'Italia
Paramilitary wing Black Brigades
Ideology Fascism
Pro-Nazi Germany
Political position Far-right
International affiliation None
Colours      Black      Brown[1]
Party flag
Politics of Italy
Political parties

The Republican Fascist Party (Italian: Partito Fascista Repubblicano, PFR) was a political party led by Benito Mussolini during the German occupation of Central and Northern Italy. It was founded as the successor of former National Fascist Party as an anti-monarchist party. It considered King Victor Emmanuel III to be a traitor after he had signed the surrender to the Allied powers.


After the Nazi-engineered Gran Sasso raid liberated Mussolini, on September 13, 1943, the PNF was revived as the PFR and as the single party of the Northern and Nazi-protected Italian Social Republic (the Salò Republic). Its secretary was Alessandro Pavolini.

The PFR did not outlast Mussolini's execution and the disappearance of the Salò state in April 1945. However it inspired the creation of the Italian Social Movement,[2] and the MSI has been seen as the successor to the PFR and the National Fascist Party (PNF).[3] The MSI was formed by former fascist leaders and veterans of the republic's fascist army.[4] The party tried to modernise and revise fascist doctrine into a more moderate and sophisticated direction.[5] The Social Movement was considered legal under Italy's postwar constitution which forbids the formation of overtly Fascist parties.

Secretary of the PFR

National Congress


  1. Fasces and eagle respectively
  2. Davies, Peter; Lynch, Derek (2002). The Routledge Companion to Fascism and the Far Right. Routledge. p. 328. ISBN 978-0-203-99472-6.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. Levy, 1996, p. 188.
  4. Ignazi, 1998, p. 157.
  5. Paynter, John; Hawkesworth, M. E.; Kogan, Maurice (1992). Encyclopedia of government and politics. Routledge. p. 177. ISBN 978-0-415-07224-3.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>