Giorgia Meloni hails
‘night of pride’ as far right heads for power
Italy elections
Giorgia Meloni has claimed victory in Italy’s elections and promised to govern for all citizens, after exit polls put her on course to create the most rightwing government since the end of the second world war.
Meloni’s party, which has neofascist origins, is also set to scoop by far
the biggest share of the votes within the coalition, which includes
the far-right League, led by Matteo Salvini, and Forza Italia, headed
by Silvio Berlusconi.
The Brothers of Italy leader
is set to become the country's
first female prime minister – and a model for nationalist parties across Europe as she heads one of the
EU’s six original member states.
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