November 27, 2022

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Far-right candidate Giorgia Meloni is seeking the leadership of her party’s next government.

For Giorgia Meloni, head of the ultra-conservative Fratelli d’Italia party, the outcome of the Italian legislative elections on Sunday 25 September is not in doubt. “Italians have sent a clear message of support for the right-wing government led by Fratelli d’Italia”He said in a brief evening address to reporters in Rome. “We will rule for all” Italians, she promised. “We do it with the aim of bringing people together.”In a rally and a silent speech, he admitted that there was an election campaign “Violence and Aggression”.

All indicators seem to confirm the victory of the far right in these elections, their participation rate at the end of the polls was only 64.07%, compared to 73.86% in 2018.

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In opposition to all successive governments since the 2018 legislative elections, Fratelli d’Italia has positioned itself as the main alternative, rising from 4.3% of the vote to more than a quarter (almost 26.50%). Partial results issued by the Italian Ministry of the Interior.

A coalition formed by Fratelli d’Italia with the other far-right Eurosceptic organization League of Matteo Salvini (9% of the vote) and Silvio Berlusconi’s conservative Forza Italia (8%) won more than 44% of the vote. After 90% of the blocks have been counted.

With the complex game of the electoral system, this coalition must ensure an absolute majority of seats in both the House of Representatives and the Senate.

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If these results are upheld, the Fratelli d’Italia and the league will win together “Highest percentage of votes ever recorded by far-right parties in Western European history from 1945 to date”The Italian Center for Electoral Studies noted.

The formation founded by Giorgia Meloni with dissidents of Berlusconism at the end of 2012 is ahead of Enrico Letta’s Democratic Party (PD), which failed to generate effective votes to fend off the far-right and received less than 20% by region. Results. The 5 Star Movement (M5S, the former opposition organization) received less than 15% of the vote, compared to its historic score of 30% in 2018.

A for the right-wing alliance “Clear Advantage in House and Senate”, Matteo Salvini rejoiced on Twitter.

PD Deputy Chief Deborah Cerachiani agreed “Right wing victory led by Georgia Meloney”It indicates “A Sad Evening for the Country”.

This earthquake occurs Two weeks later, in Sweden, a conservative camp saw victory A party of the neo-Nazi movement that made strong progress, including the Sweden Democratic Party (SD), the first right-wing party in a Nordic country.

“The Lesson of Obedience”

In what was seen as a costless (and false) warning in Rome, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen recalled what the European Union (EU) had said. “tool” Member States should be allowed to violate the rule of law and its common values. “The Italians gave the EU a lesson in humility, with M Voiceme Van der Leyen said they would dictate their votes., Bing on Twitter The leader of the French National Rally is Jordan Bartella.

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Beasts of Brussels, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán and his Polish counterpart, Mateusz Morawiecki, sent from Sunday evening. “Congratulations” To Georgia Meloney. Mr. Orban, through his political director deputy Balas Orban, added this message: “Europe needs more than ever friends who share a common vision and approach”.

Georgia Meloney “The pride and freedom of sovereign nations led the way to Europe”Santiago Abascal, head of the far-right Spanish party Vox, was happy with his role.

Haunted movie

Fratelli d’Italia owes its success to the broken promises of its opponents and the “doom” winds blowing across the peninsula to the charisma of its leader.

In the pole position of the council’s first female president, Giorgia Meloni, a 45-year-old Roman who claimed to admire Mussolini as a young activist, brought fear and anger together by demonizing his image. On his behalf, millions of Italians faced rising prices, unemployment, the threat of recession or the boycott of public services.

In particular, the government must manage a crisis caused by soaring inflation, with Italy already crumbling under a debt that represents 150% of the country’s gross domestic product (GDP), the highest ratio in the euro zone behind Greece.

In a country with chronic government instability, experts already agree that the short lifespan of a successful alliance is a marriage of convenience between three partners with competing ambitions. To Georgia Meloney, “Translating electoral success into government leadership will be a challenge, and that is the big unknown.”Estimated Sunday evening, Lorenzo di Sio, professor of political science at the University of Rome Louis.

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Giorgia Meloni, with no government experience other than a short stint in the Ministry of Youth (2008-2011), will have to do a lot to manage her complex, highly experienced allies: Silvio Berlusconi has been head of government for several times and Matteo Salvini, Minister of the Interior and Deputy Prime Minister.

In the Ukrainian file, allies of Europe and NATO member Italy will also examine the distribution of portfolios between the three parties. Because Georgia Meloni is an Atlanticist and supports sanctions against Moscow, Mr. Salvini opposes them.

The world with AFP