Politica al femminile. Margherita Bontade militante democristiana nella Sicilia dei primi anni della Repubblica

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Abstract

Margherita Bontade was one of the most singular figures of women involved in politics in Sicily after World War II; she was also one of the few women who found space among the powerful Christian Democrats of that period, who were occupied in a strong opposition to the advancing of the parties of the so called “Blocco del Popolo”, with the blessing of the Catholic Church’s hierarchies.Her electoral success depended, on one hand, by her close bonding with the Curia and by her personal relationship with Ernesto Ruffini, Cardinal in Palermo; on the other hand, by her political alliance at first with Bernardo Mattarella, then with Franco Restivo. But her striking political career, that took place in an arch of twenty years – between the end of the 40s and the end of the 60s – wasn’t characterized by a particularly intense parliamentary activity; instead her ambiguous relationships with powerful men of Cosa Nostra’s world, and her public defence of Francesco Paolo Bontate, boss of the township of Villagrazia in Palermo, produced a lot of critiques around her.
Lingua originaleItalian
pagine (da-a)24-40
Numero di pagine17
RivistaHISTORIA MAGISTRA
Volume14
Stato di pubblicazionePublished - 2014

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