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Italy’s Far-Right Favorite Aims to Stick to EU Budget Rules

  • Head of right-wing bloc leads opinion polls before Sept. vote
  • Meloni planning to ensure support of international allies
Giorgia Meloni
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Far-right leader Giorgia Meloni, who is riding high in opinion polls ahead of Italy’s September election, plans to stick to European Union budget rules if she leads the next government, according to officials familiar with her thinking.

Officials advising Meloni are also confident that her Brothers of Italy party won’t put at risk the reforms needed to unlock funds for the country from the EU, if she succeeds Prime Minister Mario Draghi after the Sept. 25 election at the head of a center-right coalition.