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Giorgia Meloni Set to Become Italy’s Most Far-Right Leader Since Mussolini

HeadlineSep 26, 2022

In news from Italy, Giorgia Meloni appears poised to become Italy’s first far-right leader since World War II and the reign of Benito Mussolini. Meloni declared victory after projections show the neo-fascist Brothers of Italy party placed first in Sunday’s elections with about 26% of the vote — up from just 4% in 2018. Meloni campaigned in part on an anti-immigration platform and will become Italy’s first female prime minister. She spoke to supporters on Sunday night.

Giorgia Meloni: “When this night is over, we have to remember — we must remember — that we are not at the end point, we are at the starting point. It is from tomorrow that we must prove our worth.”

We will have more on the Italian election and the rise of the far right in Europe after headlines.

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