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Far-right politician Georgia Meloni elected first female prime minister, exit polls show

Rome: The right-wing coalition, led by Giorgia Meloni’s Italian Brotherhood Party, is on track to win a clear majority in the next parliament, according to exit polls on Sunday after polls closed in Italy’s national elections. became.

According to exit polls from state broadcaster RAI, the conservative bloc, which includes Matteo Salvini’s Ligue 1 and Silvio Berlusconi’s Forza Italia party, has a 41% to 45% share, enough to guarantee control of both houses of parliament. won between

Giorgia Meloni, leader of Italy’s far-right Brotherhood, votes at a polling station in Rome.credit:APs

Italy’s electoral law favors groups that succeed in making pre-vote agreements, giving them a very large number of seats compared to the number of votes cast.

Full results are expected early on Monday, Italian time.

Meloni, who won just 4% of the vote in the last national election in 2018, was expected to emerge as Italy’s largest group at 22.5% to 26.5% this time.

From left, Ligue 1 Matteo Salvini and Forza Italia's Silvio Berlusconi attend a center-right coalition rally in Rome before the vote.

From left, Ligue 1 Matteo Salvini and Forza Italia’s Silvio Berlusconi attend a center-right coalition rally in Rome before the vote.credit:APs

As the leader of the largest party in the victorious alliance, she is the obvious choice to become Italy’s first female prime minister, but power transitions are traditionally slow and it could take weeks before a new government takes office. .

Meloni, 45, downplays her party’s post-fascist roots, portraying it as a mainstream conservative group. She supported Western policy toward Ukraine and pledged not to take undue risks in the eurozone’s third-largest economy.

Italy’s first fall national elections in more than 100 years were sparked by an intra-party struggle that overthrew Prime Minister Mario Draghi’s broad national unity government in July.

Far-right politician Georgia Meloni elected first female prime minister, exit polls show

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