The Heat: A move to the right in Italy and Sweden

The Heat

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.

To discuss: 

  • 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.

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