Right-Wing Coalition Wins Parliamentary Elections in Italy

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For the first time the right-wing Brothers of Italy party, headed by Giorgia Meloni, becomes the major political force in the country. The center-right coalition is winning at the early parliamentary elections in Italy. The data provided by the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Italy states this after more than 90% of votes had been counted in the Monday morning, September 26. Thus, the coalition consisting of the parties Brothers of Italy, Lega Nord, Forza Italia and Lega Nord got 44.1% of the votes. At that, it is for the first time that the right-wing Brothers of Italy party led by Giorgia Meloni becomes the main political force in the country, with 26% of the vote. This is a chance for Meloni to become the first woman prime minister in the history of Italy. Former Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi was elected to the country’s senate, winning in the Monza single-mandate constituency. His party Forza Italia won about 8 % of the vote. Matteo Salvini’s Lega Nord received nearly 9% of the vote. Enrico Letta’s left-wing Democratic Party, according to preliminary data, garnered 19.4% and the populist Five Star Movement – 16.5%. Recall, this summer Italy witnessed an acute political crisis which led to the resignation of Mario Draghi’s government. As Korrespondent.net reported, that happened against the background of the discussion of arms supplies to Ukraine. Корреспондент