Far-right and populist Meloni could be Italy’s first female prime minister


Italy, is preparing for one of the most critical elections in its history, on the centennial of the Black Shirts led by Benito Mussolini, who marched from Naples to the capital Rome and seized power. The favorite name of the elections to be held today is 45 years old. Giorgia Melony. Until these elections, Meloni, the leader of the “Brothers of Italy” (FdI), whose weight in Italian politics could not go beyond being a junior partner of right-wing alliances, will be the first female prime minister of the country if the poll results are reflected in the ballot box. The right-wing alliance led by Meloni has the potential to shake the balances in both Italian politics and the European Union.


The FdI is a party that can be described as far-right, populist, conservative or post-fascist, depending on who is spoken to. About Mussolini at the age of 19, “He was a good politician. Whatever he did, he did for Italy,” said Meloni.



Trying to give messages that will not frighten the international community, especially the EU, Meloni continues to use the torch in the colors of the Italian flag, which is the emblem of the Italian Social Movement (MSI), founded on the ashes of the Mussolini regime in 1946, as the symbol of FdI. Drawing attention to his statements that reduce democracy to the level of voting only at the ballot box, Meloni firmly defends the traditional family structure and Christian roots. Meloni, who proposes a naval blockade of Libya to prevent immigration, is also against abortion. Anti-Islamism is one of Meloni’s salient features. Blaming left parties for drug dealers, thieves, rapists and the mafia in the country, Meloni gave the message, “This Italy ends on Sunday.”


Meloni, who has a special admiration for the author JRR Tolkien and his work The Lord of the Rings, is expected to reflect the approach that can be summarized as “Italians First” to the EU as well as he can. It is highly probable that Meloni, who is in close relations with Poland and Hungary, which is the target of Brussels, will seek a balance that will force the German-French line. Meloni, who is against Turkey’s current policies, is in favor of ending the EU accession negotiations.