Giorgia Meloni is the leader of far-right Brothers of Italy party.
Following final vote count, a coalition will form between:
Matteo Salvini’s League
Silvio Berlusconi’s Forza Italia
Meloni’s Brothers of Italy
Meloni has called for a naval blockade of Africa’s Mediterranean cost to stop migrants from arriving. This comes despite Pope Francis’ warnings to people not to vote for parties ‘raising walls against our brothers and sisters.’
In her manifesto, she describes ideal immigrants as coming from countries wherein ‘they integrate better’. She had claimed she strongly supports sending weapons to Ukraine and backing the Western sanctions against Russia.
Her rise to power has worried many members of the LGBTQ community, especially gay parents due to her stating she opposes adoption and surrogacy.
Meloni has also said she doesn’t want to repeal laws that permit abortions, but described the success of right wing politicians in Piemonte to fund anti-abortion groups as a ‘courageous choice.’
During a speech to Spain’s far right Vox party earlier this year, Meloni was quoted in saying: “Yes to the natural family, no to the LGBT lobby, yes to sexual identity, no to gender ideology.”
When it comes to energy and climate, Meloni’s coalition ranked last in a list of green policies but scored highly in their levels of environmental denial.