King Victor Emanuel offered Mussolini the post of Italian Prime Minister, which he accepts. This coup d' etat which placed the fascists in power was highly irregular but was met with widespread popular appeal.
Mussolini- served in WWI, was wounded, wanted to be treated on par with GB and France, claimed Italian const. failed and demanded full power from the parliament. reformed electoral system.
Fascists- dissolved all clubs, unions, and other associations outside their party, replaced multiparty system with single party, known as the national party aka fascists. all candidates were part of national party. promoted aggressive nationalism.