Far-right leader Girgia Meloni to be Italy’s first woman PM – Times of India

Italy took a sharp turn to the right on Monday after Giorgia Meloni’s Eurosceptic populist party swept to victory in general elections, putting the one-time Mussolini admirer on course to become the first woman to lead the country. Meloni’s Brothers of Italy party, which has neo-fascist roots, looked set to win 26% in Sunday’s election, while her wider coalition secured a clear majority in parliament.
With former premier Silvio Berlusconi, who has long been friends with Russian leader Vladimir Putin, and Matteo Salvini‘s far-right League, they will now begin forming the most right-wing government since World War II, a process likely to take weeks. Meloni, 45, used her first public statement in the early hours of Monday morning to emphasise unity, saying she would govern “for all Italians”.

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