Italy’s election earlier this week delivered an historic result that could shake up politics, not just in Italy, but across Europe.
A right-wing coalition led by the Brothers of Italy, a political party with neo-fascist roots, garnered 44 percent of the vote. And its leader — Girogia Meloni — appears set to become the country’s next prime minister. Hermione Kitson has more from Rome.
- Eleonora Poli is the head of economic analysis at the Center for European Policy.
- A. James McAdams is an international affairs professor at the University of Notre Dame and co-editor of “Contemporary Far-Right Thinkers and the Future of Liberal Democracy.”
- Nicholas Michelsen teaches international relations at King’s College London and serves as editor-in-chief of an academic journal on central and eastern European politics and international relations.
- Cecilia Sottilotta is an assistant professor at The American University of Rome.
Do the results of Italy’s election really mean it has re-embraced its fascist past? https://t.co/BZIvxH25Ut
— The Economist (@TheEconomist) September 30, 2022
Jimmie Akesson, the leader of a nationalist populist party, declared victory for a right-wing bloc in Sweden’s weekend election, vowing on Wednesday that it is “time to put Sweden first.” https://t.co/f82hReyFj9
— The Associated Press (@AP) September 14, 2022