ROME (Reuters) - Alessandra Mussolini says she will form her own political party, after quitting the right-wing National Alliance this week when its leader publicly condemned her grandfather Benito, Italy's Fascist dictator.
"I've decided to form a new political entity because of the inconsistency within the National Alliance which means less respect from the electorate," Mussolini told Reuters in a telephone interview from her home in Rome.
The 40-year-old has long been at odds with party leader and Deputy Prime Minister Gianfranco Fini, who shifted the National Alliance more to the centre and this week visited Israel to symbolically cut the party's ties to fascism.
"He said fascism was an absolute evil and with my name I couldn't stay," said Mussolini, who on her first day in parliament asked to sit in her grandfather's chair.
"Isn't that cute," Les said sarcastically.