The Appian Way has been Rome’s most glamorous street for two millennia. Famous residents of the area include movie stars Gina Lolloprigida and ValentinoA 90-year-old fashion designer. There was his five-bedroom Villa Grande, which he bought 20 years ago and long lent to the late director Franco Zeffirelli. Silvio Berlusconi A group of politicians belonging to the oldest right met on Tuesday, July 19, to discuss How to topple Prime Minister Mario Draghi and form a new government led by neo-fascist Giorgia Meloni.
Berlusconi, The 85-year-old former prime minister and billionaire was accompanied by his 32-year-old girlfriend., Marta Basina. They welcomed guests on a magnificent terrace. Lunch consisted of grilled swordfish and salads. Matteo Salvini from the far-right League and representatives of Italian right-wing groups attended. In the center of the table was an open telephone. There Giorgia Meloni, president of Fratelli d’Italia, spoke. A few hours later, the fate of the technocrat Draghi was sealed and the petite blue-eyed blonde The strength of a colossus and the hardness of tungstenShe then appeared as the first woman likely to become the next head of the Italian government.
Italy has been in turmoil for months. This Sunday, weeks after the September 25 election, a new coalition is likely to be formed. Melony. The Italian political crisis is also a problem for the EU. The continental central bank is trying to avoid a looming recession while balancing inflation with the risks of a new credit crunch. While the war continues Ukraine And the power goes down, Many in the EU wonder if the former “barons” of the right really know what they’ve been up to.
“I am Giorgia Meloni, I am a woman, I am a mother, I am very likely to become the first President of the Council in Italy – at the age of 45 -. If Berlusconi and Salvini take no action, of course. I would like to wish good peace to those who consider me a fascist or even abroad. They are already afraid of what I am going to do”, he wrote on his Twitter account after some time. It’s clear she knows what she’s doing and what she wants.
Melony A radical right-wing militant since the age of 15When you register Youth Front of the Italian Social MovementMSI, a party founded in 1947 by elite survivors of the Italian Social Republic in northern Italy, under the leadership of former minister Giorgio Almirante. Deuce. When MSI disbanded after Almirante’s death, Meloni joined Gianfranco Fini’s National Alliance., which was a continuation of the traditional fascist movement. He became a journalist for the associated media there, and when the coalition ran out of oxygen, Young Meloni was founded in Fratelli d’Italia in 2012 (Brothers of Italy), always in the same order.
At the age of 29, he was elected Vice President for the first time and promptly Known for his far-right stances on immigration, LGBT rights, and abortion. Two years later he became Minister of Youth in the Berlusconi government. Since then, he has been building a political scaffold to replace the old guard on the right. also, led his party towards forced moderation. Maloney told his party affiliates not to make any more radical statements, including references to fascism and, above all, Do not extend the right hand and use the “Roman salute”.
“Meloni has been in Italy so far Thanks to everyone who whitewashed her along the way. From the media insisting on describing Salvini and Meloni as ‘centre-right’, to the skewed centre-left that belittles and legitimizes it,” Alba Sidera, an analyst who has been investigating the Italian right for years, explained to DW. “Meloni has not appeared anywhere. He has been prime minister for years. He is getting ready Everyone allowed her to move on without further questioning”.
Support for Maloney’s party It has been growing slowly but steadily since the 2019 European Parliament elections, in which Italy’s brothers received 6.4% of the vote. Cory received support The EU should leave the Global Compact on MigrationA non-binding United Nations treaty, subject to far-right conspiracy theories in many countries, and Maintain a naval blockade of North Africa to control immigration. That victory was at the expense of Salvini’s party, with whom he had no significant differences.
Meloni’s rise is due, above all, to radio and television journalists. He subscribes to political programs. Not a day goes by that this delightful girl with a tiny shirt and a perky tongue doesn’t appear with something to say. The most famous right-wing journalist, Vittorio Feltri always praised her. Even special and moderate anchors bring her permanently to their shows The presence of an attractive partner boosts their rating.
Meloni also gained international prominence, becoming head of the European Union’s coalition of far-right and populist parties, European Conservatives and Reformists. In Spain, he became famous by appearing at various events of the far-right Vox party. “No middle ground is possible. Either say yes or say no. Yes to the natural family, no to LGBT lobbies. Yes to gender identity, no to gender ideology. Yes to the culture of life, no to the abyss of death. Yes to the universality of the cross, no to Islamist violence. Yes, to protect borders, no to mass immigration. Yes to the sovereignty of the people, no to the bureaucracy in Brussels. Yes to civilization, no to those who want to destroy it”, the leader of the Fratelli d’Italia said excitedly and in Spanish at the Vox rally in Marbella in June, which set fire to the Andalusian campaign.
Meloney’s Biography, “I’m Georgia” (“I’m Georgia”), published by Rizzoli, one of Italy’s leading publishers, It has topped the sales charts for weeks. And this allowed him to campaign for translation. “I’m Georgian, I’m a woman, I’m Italian, I’m a Christian. They can’t take this away from me!” Shout out in introductions. And critics book not only that, A homophobic diatribe, but laced with conspiracies and anti-Semitic overtones. He says at one point: “You see, political correctness is a shock wave, a culture of cancellation that attempts to disrupt and eliminate everything beautiful, honorable, and humane that our civilization has ever produced. […] It is a nihilistic air of unprecedented ugliness that tries to homogenize everything in the name of one world. sure, Political correctness—the gospel that an unstable and entrenched elite wants to impose—is the greatest threat to the founding value of identities.”.
Melony He has the support of Europe’s authoritarian populists. Received recently A very complimentary letter from Hungarian President Viktor Orbán, The deputy met in Brussels last month with other nationalist leaders such as Janez Janša from Slovenia and Mateusz Morawiecki from Poland. last week, His party signed a declaration along with other far-right European parties (Spanish Vox, Hungarian Fidesz, Polish Law and Justice, etc.) to launch a continental political alliance based on the idea of The EU is a “high state” against “mass immigration” with a focus on the traditional family.
But Italy and Europe as a whole are very worried Meloni’s connections to Russian interest groups close to Vladimir Putin. The Italian press denounced that his accomplices received money from Moscow and that prominent hackers controlled by the Kremlin may have been behind it. Some maneuvers ended with the fall of Draghi’s government. Now, it remains to be seen how the woman who will undoubtedly be the first woman minister in history fares after her election victory on September 25. Italy.
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