Giorgia Meloni is vying to lead the next government in Italy.
THE Georgia Melonthe post-fascist faction Brothers of Italy which emerged as the first party in the parliamentary elections held yesterday Sunday in Italy, claimed in the early hours of the morning today the leadership of the country’s next government.
«Italians have sent a clear message in favor of a right-wing government led by the Brothers of Italysaid the lady Melonnow prime minister-in-waiting, during her brief statement to the press at Rome«We will rule for all» the Italians, he promised.
He spoke of eveningpride” about her faction, hastening to add that the party is at the starting line and not at the finish line. He spoke about the difficult situation in the country and emphasized that it will require a contribution from everyone.
The purpose of her government will be, she said, “to unite the people, to promote what unites them rather than what divides them“, adding addressing her fans “we will not betray your trust».
The first message
“We will govern for all Italians”: the head of the Italian far right Georgia Melonwho wants to become the next prime minister after her party won Italy’s early parliamentary elections on Sunday, tried to calm concerns at home and abroad.
After the Swedenthe extreme right scores a new victory in Europeas well as in Italy—for the first time since its end World War IIy— a post-fascist party is on the verge of power.
Remaining in opposition, against all the governments that succeeded one another after the parliamentary elections of 2018party Brothers of Italy (Brothers of Italy, FdI) was imposed as the main alternative and saw its rate take off from 4,3% four years ago to almost a quarter of the vote today (approx 26%), or, in other words, turns into the first party of the peninsula’s parliament.
«Italians have sent a clear message in favor of a right-wing government led by the Brothers of Italysaid the lady Melon confirming her ambition to become the next prime minister.
«We will govern for all” Italians, he promised. “We will do it in order to unite the people, to promote what unites them rather than what divides them“, she added in a short statement calling for “unity” and appeasement, acknowledging that the election campaign was “violent and aggressive”. He assured that “we will not betray your trust”.
The alliance he formed with the other Italian far-right party, the League of Mateo Salviniand with Forsa Italy (FI), his right-wing faction Silvio Berlusconigathers about 43% of the votes and is expected to secure an absolute majority of seats, both in the House and in the Senate.
The faction he founded at the end of 2012 Georgia Meloni with fellow travelers of the dissidents of Berlusconism overcame the Democratic Party (PD) of Enrico Letawhich failed to block the path of the extreme right and falls below the barrier of 20% of the vote, against the background of the comparatively low participation of the electorate in the process (64.07%, from 73.86% in 2018).
The vice president of the PD Deborah Seraciani he recognized the “victory of the right under Georgia Meloni”, speaking of a “night of sadness for the country”.
The political earthquake in Italy recorded two weeks after him in Swedenwhere a conservative alliance that includes them Sweden Democrats (SD), a party that emerged from the neo-Nazi movement, scored an electoral victory, becoming the largest right-wing faction in the Nordic country. The SD and the FdI belong to the same political family in the European Parliament.
Ursula von der Laienits president European Commissionmaking an intervention that was received in Rome (with displeasure) as a warning, reminded a few days ago that the EU has “tools” to punish states that violate the rule of law and common values.
«The Italians delivered a lesson in humility to the European Union which, in the voice of Mrs von der Leyen, tried to dictate to them what they would vote for“, commented the French MEP decisively Jordan Bardella, of Marine Le Pen’s National Alarm (RN). “No threat of any kind can stop democracy,” he added, arguing that Europeans are “taking their destiny into their own hands.”
Black sheep in Brussels, the Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbanlike his Polish counterpart Mateusz Morawiecki, addressed his “congratulations” to Mrs. Melon.
Through his political advisor and MP Ball Orbanadded: “in these difficult times, we need more than ever friends who have a common vision and a common approach to the challenges in Europe».
THE Georgia Meloni “showed the way” to a Europe “proud”, “free”, made up of “sovereign states”, celebrated the leader of the Spanish far-right party VoxThe Santiago Avascal.
The “Great Unknown”
The Brothers of ItalyThey owe their success to the unfulfilled promises of their opponents, the wind of rejection of the political order blowing in the peninsula and the charisma of their leader.
The 45-year-old Romewho in her youth claimed to be his fan Benito Mussolinihas succeeded in demonizing herself and her party’s image as well as capitalizing on the fears and anger of millions of Italians in the face of exploding prices and unemployment, the threat of recession and inadequacies in public services.
The next Italian government will be asked to deal with the crisis caused by skyrocketing inflation, while Italy has a public debt that reaches 150% of GDP her.
In the country where government instability is a chronic phenomenon, pollsters are already giving a short life expectancy to the alliance won yesterday, a marriage of convenience between three leaders with competing ambitions.
For the Lady Melon“the challenge will be to transform her electoral success into the leadership of a government that can last”, this “is the great unknown” of the new Italian political equation, according to Lorenzo De Sioprofessor of political science at the Luiss University of Rome.
The Lady Melonwith no government experience beyond her brief stint in the ministry Youth (2008-2011), she will have her hands full trying to handle her allies, much more experienced than her. THE Silvio Berlusconi he has repeatedly been Prime Minister, Matteo Salvini Minister of the Interior and Deputy Prime Minister.
In her folder Ukrainianthe EU and other allies of Italy, its member state NATO, will put the distribution of portfolios between the three parties under the microscope. As although the lady Melon declares herself a staunch supporter of the Atlantic alliance and is in favor of the sanctions imposed on Russia, Mr. Salvini is against.