Giorgia Meloni becomes Italy’s first female prime minister – POLITICO

ROME — Giorgia Meloni has been named Italy’s first female prime minister at the head of a right-wing government, after holding talks with the country’s president. After a week of infighting which overshadowed the negotiations, Meloni’s warring coalition put forward a united front, backing Meloni to lead the country during formal talks with President Sergio … Read more

Inside the backroom deal to put Giorgia Meloni in office – POLITICO

Press play to listen to this article ROME — On a sultry summer evening, a few days after Prime Minister Mario Draghi’s government fell apart, Italy’s right-wing political leaders gathered in a private room inside Rome’s Palazzo Montecitorio, the lower house of parliament. The group included some of Europe’s most colorful, outspoken, and unpredictable political … Read more

Europe’s right wing cheers Meloni’s win in Italy, as others look on nervously – POLITICO

Europe’s right wing is cheering Giorgia Meloni’s projected win in Italy’s election. Everyone else is looking anxiously at what happens next. Meloni is set to lead Italy’s most right-wing government since Benito Mussolini after the coalition led by her Brothers of Italy party won around 44 percent of the vote on Sunday. On Monday morning, … Read more

Italy on track to elect most right-wing government since Mussolini – POLITICO

ROME — Italy is on course to elect its most right-wing government since World War II, after projections suggested a coalition led by Giorgia Meloni is set to take power. Italians voted on Sunday in an election that analysts predicted would usher in the far-right firebrand Meloni — leader of the Brothers of Italy party … Read more