On this very day, on June 2, 1946, in fact, the Italians were called to vote by referendum which political order Italy should adopt: monarchy or republic. The Republicans won, with about 2 million votes cast by the monarchists. ??
The Republicans won, with about 2 million votes cast by the monarchists. Historical date, also because it was the first time that the Italians were able to express themselves by universal suffrage: all the men and women who had reached 21 years were admitted to the polls. The new Constitution of the Italian Republic instead entered into force on January 1, 1948.