Aidan Regan: Meloni capitalises on cultural nostalgia in a bid to make Italy great again

Economic stagnation is a problem, and with despondent Italians increasingly blaming the EU for its woes, many seek the stability of a right-wing coalition willing to challenge European policy

Giorgia Meloni, leader of the far-right Brothers of Italy party, thanks Italy after her election victory: Meloni wants a flat tax and a fiscal amnesty for tax evaders. Picture: Getty

Giorgia Meloni, the leader of Brothers of Italy, the far-right nationalist conservative party, was the clear winner of Italy’s election last week. Her party won the contest with 26 per cent of the vote. Italy’s first female prime minister, will now lead a right-wing coalition with Matteo Salvini’s far-right League, and Silvio Berlusconi’s centre-right Forza Italia. Between them, they won 44 per cent of the vote.

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