Italy election sees Eurosceptics racing ahead in polls as bloc officials concerned

Italy is set to elect a Eurosceptic , nationalist party, as well as its first female prime minister, in its upcoming general election on September 25. According to recent polls, a coalition led by the nationalist Brothers of Italy party, together with the League party and Forza Italia, is likely to secure the election. Express: Italy election sees Eurosceptics racing ahead in polls as bloc officials concerned

Full Story – Italy’s next general election on September 25 is expected to elect a nationalist, euroskeptic party as well as its first female prime minister. Recent polls indicate that Forza Italia, the League party, and a coalition headed by the nationalist Brothers of Italy party have a good chance of winning the election. 

Giorgia Meloni, the head of the Brothers of Italy party, is now expected to become the nation’s next prime minister.

As the next election draws near, her party’s vote share has significantly increased from four percent in 2018 to over 25 percent. Ms Meloni is renowned for her passionate lectures in which she criticises illegal immigration and European bureaucracy.

She has also attacked LGBT rights advocacy groups.

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The Brothers of Italy party has come under fire for having origins in far-right politics and for using the motto “Dio, Patria, Famiglia” from the fascist period (God, Homeland, Family). 

The Brothers of Italy party has come under fire for having origins in far-right politics and for using the motto “Dio, Patria, Famiglia” from the fascist period (God, Homeland, Family).  

The Italian Social Movement (MSI), a neo-fascist party founded in 1946 by followers of Hitler-allied Mussolini’s government and former high-ranking members of his fascist party, has elements of its party emblem.

In a newly discovered footage from 1996, Mussolini was described by Ms Meloni as follows: “Mussolini was a good politician. There have been no other politicians like him in the last 50 years. 

She has continued to support NATO and Ukraine with a strong attitude. Although she asserts her support for the European Union and the Euro, the EU is apparently still concerned about where she would lead Italy.

Regarding the relationship between Ms. Meloni’s party and EU values, Vice-President of the European Commission, Frans Timmermans, stated: “I fear the social and moral agenda of the right wing.”

Ms Meloni has demanded a naval blockade to keep migrants out and has referred to the EU as “the project of ethnic replacement of Europe’s citizens desired by the great capitals and international speculators.”

The founding of the Brothers of Italy party in 2012, according to Italian journalist Paolo Berizzi of La Repubblica, was linked to fascism.

He stated: “Meloni became the leader of her party in a period in which fascism in Italy was almost normalised and getting popular among young people. Statuettes of Mussolini and calendars of the Duce are on sale in kiosks and shops. The fascist salute […] has become an almost folkloric gesture.”

However, she has dismissed the similarity, saying: “They’ll accuse me of being a Fascist my whole life. But I don’t care because, in any case, the Italians don’t believe anymore in this garbage. “