February 27, 2024
Italy: Post-fascist Giorgia Meloni party wins elections |  Globalism

Italy: Post-fascist Giorgia Meloni party wins elections | Globalism

The far right seized power in Italy, the third largest economy in the European Union, on Sunday, with a historic victory for the party Georgia Meloni in the country’s legislative elections. For the first time since 1945, the country is about to be ruled by a post-fascist leadership.

Italy Brotherhood party led by Georgia MeloniIt consolidated itself as the largest political force on Sunday in the country’s elections with 26% of the vote. The result is unprecedented since the end of World War II.

“If we are chosen to rule this country, we will do so for all Italians, with the will to unite the people and focus on what unites us, not what divides us,” he said in a speech shortly after the announcement. of the results. It’s time for responsibility.”

The right-wing coalition led by Meloni’s party received in total more than 43% of the vote, as well as a majority in the House and Senate. The coalition is made up of far-right allies of Matteo Salvini’s Lega party and Silvio Berlusconi’s Forza Italia, which received 9% and 8% of the vote respectively.

Expectations are that the far-right candidate will win in Italy

Expectations are that the far-right candidate will win in Italy

For the first time since 1945, Italy will be ruled by a party with its roots in the neo-fascist tradition. Salvini celebrated on Twitter, “We have a clear advantage in both the Chamber of Deputies and the Senate.”

The Democratic Party (PD), the main leftist formation, failed to mobilize voters to stop the advance of the far right and received 19% of the vote.

The anti-M5E opposition received about 17% of the vote, lower than the historical result of more than 30% achieved in 2018, but higher than what polls indicated.

Italian think tank Cise says: “According to opinion polls, this is a historic result. The right-wing coalition will receive the highest percentage of votes recorded by right-wing parties in Western Europe since 1945.”

Matteo Salvini, Silvio Berlusconi and Giorgia Meloni at an event in Rome, September 2022 – Photo: ALBERTO PIZZOLI / AFP

The amazing height of Georgia Meloni This is largely due to the fact that it was the only one to oppose the government of economist Mario Draghi for 18 months, which has suffered the wear and tear of inflation, war and restrictions during the pandemic.

Founded in late 2012 with former Berlusconi supporters and figures from the neo-fascist right, the formation has bypassed Enrico Letta’s Democratic Party (PD), which only agreed to an alliance with a small sector of the environmental left.

The 45-year-old post-fascist leader, admired during her youth by Benito Mussolini and known for her direct and effective language since her years as a student leader in Rome, will be the first woman to lead the government in Italy.

She and her allies promised tax cuts and a ban on migrants crossing the Mediterranean, as well as an ambitious family policy to raise the birth rate in one of the world’s oldest countries.

The victory of an anti-European nationalist leader raises many questions, including with regard to the European Union. Georgia advocates reviewing its treaties and even replacing them with a “federation of sovereign states”. “Everyone in Europe is worried about him Georgia Meloni in government. He warned that the party is over, and Italy will begin to defend its interests. ”

The post-fascist actor, who is not afraid to stand up for a “pure and solid” right, identifies with the slogan “God, Fatherland and Family” and promises to fight gay lobbyists and “gender theories”.

The winner of the election will play a key role in Europe’s far-right axis, which runs through Sweden, Poland and Hungary. Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban’s spokesman responded: “More than ever we need friends who share a common vision and approach to Europe.”

The government that will emerge from the elections will assume its duties at the end of October, and it will have a road full of obstacles and without much room for maneuver. It will have to manage the crisis caused by rampant inflation, while Italy is already on the verge of collapse with debt accounting for 150% of GDP, the highest in the Eurozone, after Greece.

(With information from AFP)