Italy: Alessandra Mussolini appeals court decision
Alessandra Mussolini, the granddaughter of Italy's Fascist dictator, on Saturday appealed a court decision blocking her from running in a regional election next month.
Mussolini, a deputy in the European Parliament, was prohibited from running in the Lazio region's April 3-4 ballot because of hundreds of alleged fake voter signatures on the list of her party, the right-wing Social Alternative.
Mussolini went on a five-day hunger strike — one that included a daily allowance of three cappuccinos — to protest the lower court ruling, which was upheld Friday by a regional appeals court in Rome.
She announced Saturday that she had filed an appeal in the nation's top administrative court, according to news wire reports. She said that court's decision was expected Tuesday.