Conservative Catholics (Italy)
|Merged into||Italian People's Party|
|Political position||Far-right (1861–1890s)|
The Conservative Catholics (Italian: Cattolici Conservatori) was a right-wing conservative political group in Italy, active from 1861 as a kind of "Historical conservatism" (composed by strong conservatives and clericalists), but became important only in the early years of the 20th century.
It emerged in 1913 from the right-wing of the clerical Catholic Electoral Union. In the 1913 general election the party won 1.8% of the vote and 9 seats in the Chamber of Deputies. In 1919 the Catholics were merged with other clerical parties and groupings in the Italian People's Party, that gained 20.5% and 100 seats in the 1919 general election.
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