Tag: League (Italian Political Party)

Italy’s Next Government Hinges on a Familiar Face: Silvio Berlusconi

ROME — During the final campaign rally for Italy’s right-wing coalition before it emerged victorious in Italy’s elections last month, the billionaire mogul Silvio Berlusconi, a smile frozen on his waxen face, stood center stage, propped up, quite literally, by his hard-right partners, Giorgia Meloni and Matteo Salvini, who waved Mr. Berlusconi’s hand above his […]

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Giorgia Meloni’s Election Win in Italy: Here’s What To Know

After a historic national election in Italy, nearly complete election results on Monday showed a clear victory for a right-wing coalition led by a party descended from the remnants of fascism. The impressive showing for that party — the highest of any single party — made it almost certain that Giorgia Meloni, its leader, would […]

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In Italy’s Election, Politicians Use TikTok to Seek Votes

Italian politicians are on a virtual hunt for undecided voters. Over the summer, as polls suggested that most of those who had not yet picked a side were under 30, party elders took it to the next level: TikTok. This month, Silvio Berlusconi, 85, who served four times as Italy’s prime minister, landed on the […]

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Italy May Get a Leader With Post-Fascist Roots

ROME — Giorgia Meloni, Italy’s hard-right leader, resents having to talk about Fascism. She has publicly, and in multiple languages, said that the Italian right has “handed Fascism over to history for decades now.” She argued that “the problem with Fascism in Italy always begins with the electoral campaign,” when the Italian left, she said, […]

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Some Women Fear Giorgia Meloni’s Far-Right Agenda Will Set Italy Back

ROME — Being a woman, and mother, has been central to the political pitch of Giorgia Meloni, the hard-right politician who is likely to become Italy’s prime minister after elections on Sunday. She once ran for mayor seven months pregnant because she said powerful men had told her she couldn’t. Her most famous speech includes […]

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Giorgia Meloni May Lead Italy, and Europe Is Worried

CAGLIARI, Sardinia — Giorgia Meloni, the hard-right leader of a party descended from post-Fascist roots and the favorite to become Italy’s next prime minister after elections this month, is known for her rhetorical crescendos, thundering timbre and ferocious speeches slamming gay-rights lobbies, European bureaucrats and illegal migrants. But she was suddenly soft-spoken when asked on […]

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Draghi’s Fall Reverberates Beyond Italy

ROME — Just over a month ago, Prime Minister Mario Draghi of Italy boarded an overnight train with the leaders of France and Germany bound for Kyiv. During the 10-hour trip, they joked about how the French president had the nicest accommodations. But, more important, they asserted their resolute support for Ukraine in the face […]

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