Thursday, June 01, 2006

Viva Il Duce!

The granddaughter of Fascist dictator Benito Mussolini wants to make sure her infamous name lives on.

Alessandra Mussolini's two children have their father's surname of Floriani, but she said she and her husband had gone through a lengthy and expensive legal procedure to allow the children to also use the Mussolini name, The Telegraph reported.

Italy requires children take their father's name, but Mussolini has the backing of numerous politicians to reform the law, and most recently, a Supreme Court precedent. [Link]

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