You are here: Home » Opinion » Editorial » Editorials
RSS-Muslim leader meet: Reaching out with a message of harmony
Indian equities' persistent performance
Business Standard

Giorgia Meloni: Will Italy rock the boat?

Europe's decisive swing to the right continues

Topics
Italy | Italy elections | Business Standard Editorial Comment

Business Standard Editorial Comment 



It appears that Italy, one of the European Union’s largest economies, will turn decisively to the right in its politics. While the exact final results are yet to be determined, all indications are that a right-wing alliance will win the general elections in with more than 40 per cent of the votes cast. The coalition will likely be led by a new right-populist party known as the Brothers of Italy, led by the controversial Giorgia Meloni, who has in the past expressed admiration for the country’s past Fascist leader, Benito Mussolini. Ms Meloni’s party, which received less than 5 per cent of the vote in the last general elections, has surged to dominate the Italian right with an expected quarter of the total vote. It has largely replaced its coalition partner, the former Northern League, led by Matteo Salvini, which was tarnished by association with past unpopular governments. The League will receive far less than 10 per cent of the votes; a similar amount will go to the Forza Italia party of former prime minister Silvio Berlusconi. Thus the future government in will clearly reflect Ms Meloni’s positions and priorities.

TO READ THE FULL STORY, SUBSCRIBE NOW NOW AT JUST RS 249 A MONTH.

SUBSCRIBE TO INSIGHTS

What you get on Business Standard Premium?

  • icon Unlock 30+ premium stories daily hand-picked by our editors, across devices on browser and app.
  • icon Full access to our intuitive epaper - clip, save, share articles from any device; newspaper archives from 2006.
  • icon Curated newsletters on markets, personal finance, policy & politics, start-ups, technology, and more.
  • icon Pick your 5 favourite companies, get a daily email with all news updates on them.
  • icon 26 years of website archives.
  • icon Preferential invites to Business Standard events.

OR


Subscribe to Business Standard Premium

Exclusive Stories, Curated Newsletters, 26 years of Archives, E-paper, and more!

Insightful news, sharp views, newsletters, e-paper, and more! Unlock incisive commentary only on Business Standard.

Download the Business Standard App for latest Business News and Market News .

First Published: Mon, September 26 2022. 22:26 IST

RECOMMENDED FOR YOU

.