“We will rule this country for all Italians,” said the far-right leader. “It’s a sad day,” said a Democratic Party spokesman
coalition formed by The Italian brothers (FdI), Liga and Forza Italia (FI) have won Counting results projected a general election with an absolute majority, and the far-right Giorgia Meloni, 45, would be the first woman to head a government in the country, the most right-wing since the end of World War I. Second.
“We will rule this country for all Italians” “Elevate what unites, not what divides, for our goal is that Italians can be proud to be Italians”Smiling Meloni said in his first statements, who must now be appointed by the head of state, Sergio Mattarella, to form the government.
alliance between Meloni (FDI), El Sobernista Matteo Salvini (league) and conservative silvio berlusconi (FI) has won about 43% of the votes, so it will have an absolute majority in both the Chamber of Deputies and the SenateAnd it is very close to occupying two-thirds of parliament, which would allow it to change the constitution without requiring consensus.
“It is time for responsibility”, emphasized Meloni in a very measured speech and without a triumphant tone, in which Complained of having “faced a violent and aggressive campaign”But “Italy and the EU need everyone’s contribution to the complex situation in which we find ourselves”.
FdL is the party with the most votes with 24.6% A meteoric rise compared to the previous elections, in which he received 4.3%Thanks to Meloni, Mario Draghi’s only opposition to the previous government and which represents a change better than any other Italian politician, being young and a woman, although feminism is not one of her battles.
Includes 8.5% in La Liga and 8% in Forza Italia, the worst results in its history.And though the Coalition’s victory at least tonight appears to be covering him, Salvini will have to play his part as Meloni’s addition to the executive, after his party fell less than 17% in the last election.
Progressive Alliance, for which estimates give 26.14%, and in particular Democratic Party (PD) leader, Enrico Letta, who may be one of the election victims According to estimates, the formation has dropped to 18.7%, which corresponds to its worst historical result in 2018.
“We are the first opposition force and the second political force and We have an important opposition to Europe and our country At this critical moment,” its spokeswoman at the Chamber of Deputies, Deborah Seracchiani, said in the PD’s first statement in the face of this failure.
Letta unsuccessfully tried to form a broad front to “prevent the right”. And the election results show that if the PD, M5S and centrists had allied themselves, they could have achieved it, because the electoral law benefits the Grand Alliance.
with meloni, The other great hero of the night is Giuseppe Conte, The former prime minister who became the leader of the M5S and who managed to set up the formation as Third party in the country, with 16.5%Above the previous elections and when it seemed doomed to failure due to internal wars.
Moderator of action, former minister K. Carlo Calenda, who has not won a seat in the Senate For which he was running, and the former leader of the PD, the Italia Viva by former Prime Minister Matteo Renzi, rose to 7.3%.
One of the most anticipated figures was the closure of schools, as it was expected to be large and this has been the case: 35% of Italians did not voteA figure that rose to over 27% in 2018, the highest in the history of Italian general elections.
In particular, it is noted down vote in the southAlthough Conte and M5S have achieved their best results in Naples, with over 40% of the vote, due to their struggle to maintain certain social measures such as citizenship income for the most vulnerable.