|Leader||Alessandro Scotti, |
|Merged into||Italian Republican Party|
|Newspaper||La Voce del Contadino|
Starting from left-wing agrarian and Christian leftist ideas, the party moved onto an independent ideological position, with the sole goal to defend the small farmers against major landowners. Its symbol was several ears of corn between two bunches of grapes, and its newspaper was called La Voce del Contadino ('The Peasant's Voice'). The party, founded in Piedmont, was never able to rise on a national plan, being limited to the Po Valley.
The party participated in the 1924 general election, where it elected 4 deputies, before being forcibly disbanded by the National Fascist Party government. After the war, the party was re-built by Alessandro Scotti, who was elected the party's sole deputy in 1946 general election, and 1948 general elections. However, the Christian Democracy had strongly taken the representation of the agrarian interests, and the party was consequently marginalised. It survived on the local level, but eventually disbanded and in 1963 merged with the Italian Republican Party.
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|Senate of the Republic|
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- Una storia delle lotte rurali nelle campagne piemontesi: il Partito dei Contadini
- Chiesa e mondo operaio: Torino 1943-1948
- Ram Mudambi; Pietro Navarra; Giuseppe Sobbrio (2001). "A history of the Italian political system – 1913 to the present". In Ram Mudambi; Pietro Navarra; Giuseppe Sobbrio (eds.). Rules, Choice and Strategy: The Political Economy of Italian Electoral Reform. Edward Elgar Publishing. p. 31. ISBN 978-1-78195-082-1.
- PRUNOTTO Urbano Benigno