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Europe holds its breath as Italy expected to elect Giorgia Meloni PM

2022-09-25 09:46:39       source:CGTN

September 25, 2022

Italians are preparing for a general election which could see the far-right gain power for the first time in 80 years and jeopardise Italy's position in Europe and its stance on the Ukraine conflict.

According to the last opinion poll before a two-week embargo, the right-wing coalition led by Giorgia Meloni's Brothers of Italy Party, Matteo Salvini's The League and Silvio Berlusconi's Forza Italia is expected to take around 47 percent of the vote, 20 percent more than the centre-left.

Giuseppe Conte's Five Star Movement could receive around 14 percent.

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