Italian politician who praised Hitler suspended on eve of election

A candidate for the far-right party Brothers of Italy (FDI) has been suspended for praising Hitler.

Calogero Pisano, the head of the FDI in Agrigento in Sicily and a member of the national leadership, has been “suspended with immediate effect”, according to an official statement of the party.

“[He] no longer represents the party at any level and is forbidden from using its logo,’” it added. Pisano has been summoned to appear before the party leadership, it added.

In 2014, Pisano posted on Facebook a photo of Meloni blazoned with the slogan “Italy Above All.”

Underneath he commented, “This reminds me of a great statesman from 70 years ago,” adding that he was not referring to Italy’s Fascist dictator Benito Mussolini but to a “German.”

He has published other comments supporting Fascism.

Ruth Dureghello, head of Rome’s Jewish community, said it was “unacceptable for someone who praises Hitler to sit in parliament.”


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