Giorgia Meloni is Italy’s first far-right PM since WW II | Inside Story

Giorgia Meloni will lead Italy’s most-right wing administration since the fascist era of Benito Mussolini.
Her nationalist Brothers of Italy party won last month’s election, along with two others.
Matteo Salvini’s far-right League, and the controversial former prime minister Silvio Berlusconi’s Forza Italia were in the winning camp.

Social conservatism as well as anti-immigration and Eurosceptic rhetoric are part of Meloni’s political appeal.
She’s also voiced anger about Italy’s struggling economy.
But she’s pledging support for Ukraine, a stance different from her Russia-friendly allies Salvini and Berlusconi.

Presenter: Sami Zeidan
Valerie Fargion – Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Florence

Alberto Tonini – Professor of Political Science and Associate Professor of International History and Energy Politics at the University of Florence

Theresa Fallon – Senior Fellow at the Chicago Council on Global Affairs and a former member of the Strategic Advisors Group to NATO.

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