Italy’s next PM Meloni promises support for Ukraine

28 September 2022, 03:54 PM
Giorgia Meloni (Photo:REUTERS/Yara Nardi)

Giorgia Meloni (Photo:REUTERS/Yara Nardi)

Italy’s incoming prime minister, Giorgia Meloni, said on Sept. 28 her country would continue supporting Ukraine.

Early parliamentary elections were held in Italy on Sept. 25. A right-wing coalition, which included Meloni’s party, gained 43-47% of the vote.

On Sept. 27, after Meloni and allies of her right-wing Brothers of Italy party won a landslide parliamentary majority, President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said he looked forward to “fruitful cooperation with the new government.”

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“Dear President Zelenskyy, you know that you can count on our loyal support for the cause of freedom of Ukrainian people,” Meloni tweeted.

“Stay strong and keep your faith steadfast!”

Meloni has been accused of holding neo-fascist views, due to her early membership in the far-right Italian Social Movement party, founded by Italian fascist dictator Benito Mussolini’s chief-of-staff.

In a speech to the far-right Spanish Vox party in the summer of 2022, Meloni stated: “Yes to the natural family. No to the LGBT lobby. Yes to sexual identity. No to gender ideology.”

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