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.