Giorgia Meloni is set to become Italy’s first female prime minister after exit polls late Sunday night revealed that the center-Right, anti-globalist coalition—comprised of Fratelli d’Italia, Lega, and Forza Italia—won a resounding victory in the country’s general election, winning some 58.25% and 58% of seats in the lower and upper houses, respectively.
As had been projected by numerous opinion polls leading up to the election, Meloni’s national-conservative Fratelli d’Italia (FdI)—after entering parliament for the first time in 2018 with just 4.4% of the vote—is now poised to become Italy’s largest party, collecting some 25% of the national vote, while her right-wing coalition partners Lega and Forza Italia garnered around 8.5% and 8%, respectively.
Collectively, the center-Right coalition won 116 of the 200 Senate seats and 233 of the 400 Chamber of Deputies seats.
The leftist-globalist Partito Democratico (PD)—which failed both to assemble a viable center-left coalition and to persuade significant numbers of Italians with their party’s platform—collected some 19% of the vote, netting the party 33 Senate seats and 65 seats in the Chamber of Deputies.
The populist Five Star Movement (MS5), for its part, fared substantially better than opinion surveys in the months leading up to the election had projected, winning 16.7% of the vote, which translates to 25 seats in the Senate and 47 seats in the lower house.
The liberal-centrist Azione party collected some 7-8% of the vote, winning them 10 seats in the Senate and 19 seats in the Chamber of Deputies.
The center-Right’s victory in Sunday’s election, which comes as a major blow to left-liberal bureaucrats in Brussels, took place despite an exceptionally nasty, months-long smear campaign by the globalist-controlled press which sought to paint Meloni’s FdI as a ‘neo-fascist’ party.
The Italian Right’s victory also comes weeks after over half of Swedes cast their ballots for right-of-center parties, including the anti-globalist Sweden Democrats; the liberal-conservative Moderates and Christian Democrats; and the Liberals. The four parties are expected to form a government in the coming weeks.
In exclusive comments given to The European Conservatives, several figures on Europe’s national-conservative, anti-globalist Right—a Spanish political analyst, the leader of a right-wing populist party in Ireland, a German MP, and a Romanian MEP—shared their thoughts on Sunday’s victory for the Italian people.
Romanian MEP Cristian Terhes (ECR) said:
The Italian people have spoken in a democratic election and unelected bureaucrats in Brussels must listen! The conservative success in Italy comes after the one in Sweden and more will come. And we need it in order to save Europe. Momentum is growing for a better Europe where national democracy, family, and our spiritual roots in the Christian faith are respected. I congratulate Fratelli d’Italia on their election success and wish them all the best for the future of serving their nation.
German MP Petr Bystron, who serves as the foreign policy spokesman for the Alternative für Deutschland (AfD), had this to say:
The framing that the ‘far right’ in Italy won is false. Those who have won are the people and political parties working for the Italian people. After Hungary and Sweden, now also in Italy comes an anti-globalist coalition to power. It is a victory for the Italian people and one more defeat for the globalist powers
Hermann Kelly, the president of the Irish Freedom Party, said:
Somebody who was on the ballot paper replaces an EU-placed technocrat. Given the current defiant stance of Hungary, the recent success in Sweden, and now this fantastic result in Italy, patriots have a lot to celebrate. National democracy is coming back with a bang, emphasizing the importance of family, faith, freedom against an authoritarian beureaucratic behemoth based out of Brussels. Meloni and Salvini’s stress on the importance of nation, place, and Christian heritage signal that the democratic forces of patriotism are getting stronger in their conflict with globalism.
Ruben Pulido, a political analyst and columnist for La Gaceta de la Iberosfera, gave his take on the election result and what it means for Italy going forward:
There will undoubtedly be political change. However, it will also undoubtedly be very difficult for the new government to develop policies against what is happening in southern Italy. I am referring to the incessant influx of illegal immigrants, which is now almost double last year’s figures. Both left-wing parties and humanitarian organizations already know that their actions go unpunished, they know that they can even take an interior minister to court. They will not hesitate to use any jurisprudence in their interests. I hope I’m wrong, but I think whoever governs is going to have a tough autumn.