Giorgia Meloni Takes Italy

First Woman Prime Minister, Media Slams As Mussolini 2.0

At a glance

  • Brothers of Italy leader Giorgia Meloni has claimed victory in a general election that seems set to install her as Italy’s first female prime minister.

  • CNN, other U.S. left media hits her as leading the most far-right government since the fascist era of Benito Mussolini.

  • Her party won 4% of vote in 2018. Preliminary results put an alliance of far-right parties, led by Meloni’s ultraconservative Brothers of Italy party, on track to win at least 44% of the vote, according to the Italian Interior Ministry.

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