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Meloni Wins Big in Italy Election to Turn Page on Draghi Era

  • Senate projections show clear majority for the right
  • Italy on track to appoint its first female prime minister
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WATCH: Giorgia Meloni, leader of the Brothers of Italy party, spoke in Rome after exit polls projected a clear victory for her coalition in Sunday’s election, setting the stage for her to become the country’s first female and first far-right prime minister since the country become a republic.Source: Bloomberg
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Giorgia Meloni won a clear majority in Sunday’s Italian election, setting herself up to become the country’s first female prime minister at the head of the most right-wing government since World War II.

Her alliance, which also includes Matteo Salvini’s League and Silvio Berlusconi’s Forza Italia, claimed about 43% of the vote, according to projections for RAI, the public broadcaster. That would give the bloc at least 114 seats in the Senate, where 104 votes are required for a majority.