Alessandra Mussolini resigned Thursday from the party that descended from the Fascist regime of her grandfather, Benito Mussolini.
Alessandra Mussolini, a 33-year-old Parliament deputy for the right-wing National Alliance, said at a news conference that differences with party leader Gianfranco Fini led to her resignation and she will continue as an independent.
She felt Fini had not given her a prominent enough role when he reorganized the party leadership and was angry that he had not repudiated newspaper articles suggesting she had been sidelined.
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