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Giorgia Meloni's right-wing bloc set wins big in Italian election

Giorgia Meloni won a clear majority in Italian election, setting herself up to become the country's first female prime minister at the head of the most right-wing government since World War II

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Chiara Albanese | Bloomberg
Giorgia Meloni won a clear majority in Sunday’s Italian election, setting herself up to become the country’s first female prime minister at the head of the most right-wing government since World War II.
 
Her alliance, which also includes Matteo Salvini’s League and Silvio Berlusconi’s Forza Italia, claimed about 43% of the vote, according to projections for RAI, the public broadcaster. That would give the bloc at least 114 seats in the Senate, where 104 votes are required for a majority.

Meloni emerged from the political fringes after leading the opposition to Mario Draghi’s technocratic administration which stabilized the country over

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First Published: Sep 26 2022 | 7:09 AM IST

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