Exit polls indicate that conservative Giorgia Meloni, leader of the Brothers of Italy party, is expected to become the new Italian prime minister. This Sunday (25), the population went to the polls for the country’s general elections.
According to RAI research, the Brothers of Italy must have between 22% and 22% of votes, consolidating itself as the main acronym in the country. The center-right Democratic Party should add between 17% and 21%, followed by the Movimento Five Stars (M5S), with 17,5% to 17,5%.
The League, a right-wing party, was fourth, with up to , 5% of the votes, ahead of Forza Italia, center-right, which should hold up to 8% of the votes.
If the result is confirmed, Giorgia should lead a right-wing coalition with Matteo Salvini’s League (critic of illegal immigration, as Meloni), and Forza Italia, by former prime minister Silvio Berlusconi.
Salvini celebrated the projections. “The center-right has the upper hand in both the House and the Senate. It will be a long night, but now I want to thank you,” he said on Twitter.
The Democratic Party (PD) has already acknowledged the victory of the right and evoked the role of the largest parliamentary bench of the opposition, according to the spokeswoman for the progressive party in the Chamber of Deputies, Deborah Serracchiani.
The coalition would also have command of the Chamber and the Senate . According to the exit, the group can add up to 257 seats in the Chamber, 56 more than necessary to have a majority, and 131 in the Senate, 30 more than necessary.
Giorgia Meloni is 45 years old, is a deputy and, if elected, will be the first female prime minister in the history of Italy. Accused by her opponents of being neo-fascist, she denies extremist positions.