Right wing wins election in Italy

In the election held on 25 September, the right-wing coalition secured a relative majority with more than 15 per cent ahead of the alliance of left-wing parties.

WORLD SEPTEMBER 26. 2022 10:49

Latest results suggest that Italy’s centre-right parties have secured a majority both in the House of Deputies and the Senate by garnering 43.91 per cent of the votes. The alliance of centre-left parties received only 26.44 per cent of the ballots. The Brothers of Italy party won 26.27 per cent of the votes, the Democratic Party (PD) and the Five Star Movement received 19.25 per cent and 15.05 per cent, respectively. Voter turnout was a record low 63.91 per cent. In 2018, 73.18 per cent of those eligible to vote took to the polls.

According to forecasts, centre-right parties will hold approximately 109-129 seats in the Senate, followed by the centre-left parties with 30-50 mandates, and the Five Star Movement with 19-29 seats. The Action and Italia Viva parties can together form a faction holding around 8 to 10 seats.

Georgia Meloni, who is expected to become Italy’s next prime minister, delivered a speech at the Parco dei Principi Hotel, at Brothers of Italy’s results centre in Rome.

“A more complete assessment is to come tomorrow, but Italians have sent a clear message in favour of a right-wing government led by Brothers of Italy. It’s time for Italians to get a government they want,”

Georgia Meloni said.

Silvio Berlusconi, the president of Forza Italia, called Giorgia Meloni during the evening to congratulate her on the election result.

Matteo Salvini also commented on the results. “The centre-right coalition has a clear advantage in both the House and the Senate. It’s going to be a long night, but I want to say thank you now, already,” Matteo Salvini wrote on Twitter after the initial results were announced.


“Forza Italia played a decisive role in the victory of the center-right and will be decisive in the formation of the new government as well. We are confident in Renato Schifani’s victory in Sicily,” MEP Antonio Tajani wrote on Twitter.

“The numbers seem clear to me. A significant number of Italians have decided to give Giorgia Meloni a vote of confidence. Concerns about Meloni have been artificially created by the Italian press, which does not like her, and by a left-wing political party. Giorgia Meloni is a reliable, honest democrat. I wholeheartedly entrust the future of my children to Giorgia Meloni. She is the one who can handle such a moment in the most responsible way,” said Brothers of Italy (FdI) co-founder Guido Crosetto.

“The citizens have spoken, and we must acknowledge that they have rewarded the center-right coalition with their trust,” said Giuseppe Conte, PM candidate of the Five Star Movement.

“The Italians have given a lesson in humility to the European Union, which, with the voice of Ms von der Leyen, claimed that they were dictating. No threat can stop democracy, the peoples of Europe will raise their heads and take their destiny into their own hands,” Jordan Bardella, a member of the French National Assembly, wrote about the Italian elections.

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