"I continue to meet people from that period who have memories that are more than satisfying," Mussolini told The Associated Press. "I met a 95-year-old person who had a version of that period very different from the one you find in public opinion."
Fascist symbols and rhetoric on rise in Italian EU vote
He has praised late Italian dictator Benito Mussolini and said "anti-fascism is the true evil in this country."
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