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Far-Right Leader Is in Box Seat to Succeed Draghi in Italy

  • Bloc led by Meloni is favorite to win Sunday’s elections
  • Markets watching for clues on budget, EU funds policies
Giorgia Meloni
Giorgia MeloniPhotographer: Alessia Pierdomenico/Bloomberg
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Italian voters are expected to propel Giorgia Meloni toward the premiership Sunday, which would make her the country’s first female and first far-right prime minister since it became a republic.

Meloni, leader of the Brothers of Italy party, is favorite to win the general elections at the head of a right-wing coalition, according to opinion polls published before a blackout period.