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Far-Right Meloni Strikes Moderate Tone After Italy Vote Win

  • Coalition leader credited with about 44% of the vote
  • Challenges include budget plan, energy prices, slowing economy
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Meloni Says Italians Want Right-Wing Government
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Giorgia Meloni struck a conciliatory tone after her election win, pledging to govern for all Italians as she was poised to lead the country’s most right-wing government since World War II.

Meloni’s coalition, which includes Matteo Salvini’s League and Silvio Berlusconi’s Forza Italia parties, was credited with about 44% of votes in Sunday’s elections, according to preliminary results from the interior ministry. A left-wing bloc trailed behind at about 26%. The right-wing alliance was on track to win a clear Senate majority.