Analysis |

Italy’s Economic and Political Malaise Has Pushed the Country Into Far-right Hands

Giorgia Meloni, the leader of a party with neo-fascist roots, has successfully captured Italy’s protest vote and is now set to become the country’s first female prime minister

Ariel David
Ariel David
Send in e-mailSend in e-mail
Ariel David
Ariel David

The most telling result in Sunday’s election in Italy is not the stunning victory of the far-right Brothers of Italy, which gained around 26 percent of the vote and now sees its leader, Giorgia Meloni, poised to become the country’s first female prime minister at the head of a hardline populist-conservative coalition. The important figure is that only 63.9 percent of Italians voted, the lowest turnout in Italy’s republican history and a drop of nine percent compared to the last election in 2018.

Click the alert icon to follow topics:

Comments

SUBSCRIBERS JOIN THE CONVERSATION FASTER

Automatic approval of subscriber comments.
From $1 for the first month

SUBSCRIBE
Already signed up? LOG IN

ICYMI

בנימין נתניהו השקת ספר

Netanyahu’s Israel Is About to Slam the Door on the Diaspora

עדי שטרן

Head of Israel’s Top Art Academy Leads a Quiet Revolution

Charles Lindbergh addressing an America First Committee rally on October 3, 1941.

Ken Burns’ Brilliant ‘The U.S. and the Holocaust’ Has Only One Problem

Skyscrapers in Ramat Gan and Tel Aviv.

Israel May Have Caught the Worst American Disease, New Research Shows

ג'אמיל דקוור

Why the Head of ACLU’s Human Rights Program Has Regrets About Emigrating From Israel

ISRAEL-VOTE

Netanyahu’s Election Win Dealt a Grievous Blow to Judaism