Europe's right-wing leaders praise Meloni
Santiago Abascal, the leader of Spanish far-right party Vox, has congratulated Meloni on Twitter for what exit polls suggest is a landslide victory for her party and coalition.
"[Giorgia Meloni] has shown the road for a Europe that is proud, free and of sovereign natures, that are able to cooperate for the security and prosperity of all.
Go on, [Brothers of Italy]."
Meloni had spoken at a Vox rally in Marbella this summer, where she decried "LGBT lobbies" and "Islamic violence".
Others to have joined the chorus of praise include Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki, who tweeted "Congratulations [Giorgia Meloni]!"
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