Snubbed and moved, in the end the party of June 2 took the stage again

Snubbed and moved, in the end the party of June 2 took the stage again

It has never been a divisive date, which one political party could (or wanted) to claim against the other, as happened for the Liberation. And this is an essential requirement for a national celebration, perhaps precisely what has allowed the Republic Day to survive attempts to downgrade it, empty it, even cancel it.

Unlike April 25, which as we have all seen still arouses controversy (more or less instrumental), the feast of June 2 instead it suffered from a different problem: it has always aroused few controversies, for the simple fact that from the beginning it was a decidedly minor celebration. In the institutional referendum of 1946, many Italians had chosen the monarchy (10.7 million against the 12.7 who voted for the republic), but this was not the cause of the limited importance assumed by the anniversary starting from when – in 1949 – officially established.

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