Media: Italians Vote For Furthest Right Leader Since Mussolini

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Italians are voting today in a snap ballot to elect a new parliament. The country may see its first far-right leader since World War II. The reports describe the likely new Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni as the furthest right leader since Mussolini. However, you can’t trust the media.

Meloni said the party is no longer fascist and has become conservative. Italians just want a change from crime and unfettered immigration.

Giorgia Meloni

Giorgia Meloni of the Brotherhood of Italy party had been the favorite to emerge victorious in the race to replace Mario Draghi, a former banker, who resigned in July.

Ms. Meloni has been criticized for her anti-abortion and LGBT rights positions and for favoring a blockade of Libya to halt illegal immigration.

A Meloni-led Italy will alarm much of Europe with Russia at war in Ukraine.

She is predicted to win 22-26% of the vote, says a Rai exit poll, ahead of her closest rival Enrico Letta from the center-left.

Several exit polls just published given her right-wing alliance a commanding lead, with 41-45% of the vote.

A major campaign topic in Italy was the rising energy prices. “The right-wing block is talking about decoupling gas and electricity prices and also about self-sufficiency, the move to nuclear energy,” a researcher told DW.

Meloni will be the first female Prime Minister in Italy. Her rise is nothing less than remarkable. It follows Sweden voting in 20.5% of their far-right party into office.

“Long live democracy,” said Matteo Salvini, leader of the League party, one of Meloni’s main allies, as he voted in Milan on Sunday morning.

Italy is expecting a center-right coalition.

Meloni, 45, has pledged to support Western policy on Ukraine and not take undue risks with an economy hit hard by rising prices.

She has to deal with a debt that is 150% of the GDP. That’s where Joe Biden is taking the US.

The media portrays her as faking her new conservative views, but time will soon tell.


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SGT SNUFFY
SGT SNUFFY
2 months ago

FAR RIGHT MUSSOLINI ??? REALLY ?? THE CREATOR OF FASCISM WAS A HARD CORE PATRIOT WANTING SMALL GOVERNMENT, LOW TAXES, HARDLY ANY REGULATIONS, STAYING OUT OF PEOPLES BUSINESS LIVE AND LET LIVE KINDA GUY , THAT MUSSOLINI ??? THEY CERTAINLY ARE RE-WRITING HISTORY AREN’T THEY. HE WAS EL DUCE, DICTATOR OF ROME, HE WANTED TO BRING BACK THAT TIME IN ITALYS HISTORY OF CONQUEST AND EMPIRE. HELL HE INVADED ETHIOPIA FOR HEAVENS SAKE. USED MUSTARD GAS ON IT’S PEOPLE. NO MY FREINDS MY FREINDS MUSSOLINI WAS NO RIGHT WING KINDA GUY.

Jamie
Jamie
2 months ago

Hey M. Dowling… listen up stupid. Mussolini was not far right anything. Where do you people get this stuff? How do equate Fascism with right-wing politics which seeks to reduce Gov while Fascism is all about Gov… I mean are you really not that well-read… are you really that stupid? BTW, in Europe circa the thirties, the aristocracy and families of social notoriety were right-wing or conservative (which is why Hitler formed the SS).

Last edited 2 months ago by Jamie
The Prisoner
The Prisoner
2 months ago
Reply to  Jamie

The SS was formed for protection. The main threat to the Nazis was the communists in the 1920s and 1930s. The communists outnumbered the brown shirts. The terms right and left are not precise, it is better to talk about issues.

You can go to a different conservative site if you can find one with more accurate information. I didn’t.

GuvGeek
GuvGeek
2 months ago
Reply to  Jamie

If JFK was running for President today he would be called worse than a Trump America First Terrorist. This is how far out in La-La-Land the Democrat Party is today.

The Old Money of Europe in the 1930s is no different than today; they are Feudalistic. Fuedalism is what we are really fighting against today. A tiny group of Super Rich want to own the World and run the lives of the Serfs to the benefit of the self proclaimed Nobles.