Italy election: Giorgia Meloni's far-right party Brothers of Italy wins most votes - exit polls

Sunday - 25/09/2022 20:51 Author: Editors Desk Source: Euronews:
Exit polls suggest Giorgia Meloni's far-right Brothers of Italy has come top in Italy's snap general election, which, if confirmed, would likely see her become the country's first female prime minister.
Giorgia Meloni, likely Italy’s next prime minister, voted in Rome on Sunday. PHOTO: YARA NARDI/REUTERS
Giorgia Meloni, likely Italy’s next prime minister, voted in Rome on Sunday. PHOTO: YARA NARDI/REUTERS

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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