Until 6 July. Documents from the state archives provide a snapshot of the 1953 elections in Italy. At the time the centrist majority, led by Christian Democrat Alcide De Gasperi, provoked protest from the left-wing opposition for pushing through a law that would give the centrist alliance 65 per cent of the seats in parliament if they received 50 per cent plus one vote of the votes. The legge truffa, as the opposition called it, did not come into effect because De Gasperis alliance did not receive enough votes, but the electoral battle was one of the fiercest in post-war Italy, as the manifestos and political cartoons on display testify.

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Palazzo Giustiniani (the senate), Via della Dogana Vecchia 29. 10.00-18.00. Admission free but ID required.