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Giorgia Meloni puts Italy’s right on course for election triumph

2022-09-26 10:20:51       source:The Aljazeera

September 25, 2022

Rome, Italy – A jubilant Giorgia Meloni, leader of the far-right Brothers of Italy party and on course to become Italy’s first woman prime minister, said voters had given the right-wing a clear mandate to govern and that she would lead a government for all Italians.

Meloni was speaking at her party’s election night campaign centre in Rome after a projection suggested the Brothers of Italy had emerged as the biggest party in Sunday’s elections, with a smashing 26 percent of the vote.

Its coalition partners, hardliner Matteo Salvini’s League and Silvio Berlusconi’s Forward Italy, are expected to win 8.7 percent and 8.2 percent respectively – enough to guarantee a parliamentary majority for the alliance, according to the forecast by SWG on private channel La 7.

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