Who is the most right-wing Italian leader since Mussolini?


Giorgia Meloni: Who is the most right-wing Italian leader since Mussolini?

Eric J. Lyman and Kim Hjelmgaard

  • Giorgia Meloni’s Brothers of Italy party has fascist roots.
  • Meloni is Italy’s first presumed female prime minister.
  • There were cautious reactions to his apparent election.

ROME – Her party’s flag features a tricolor flame popularized by Benito Mussolini and she still uses a favorite fascist slogan – “God, Fatherland and Family”. She opposes LGBT+ rights and abortion, which she called a “tragedy”. She wants to set up naval blockades to prevent migrants from reaching European shores.

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