With a breaking news on its website and on Twitter, the BBC is the first international newspaper to report, just after 11pm, the exit polls of the laws in Italy: “Giorgia Meloni of the extreme right is preparing to win the elections and is in about to become the first female premier “. “Giorgia Meloni’s post-fascist party in the lead”, is the bulletin of the France Presse agency. Among the international media there are those who focus on the figure of the leader, who on her party – defined as right-wing, extreme right, radical or post-fascist depending also on the traditional orientations of the newspapers -, who instead speaks in general of the right-wing coalition waiting to see more concrete results, who still evokes the possible “government more to the right since the time of Mussolini”.
Giorgia Meloni set to be Italy’s first female prime minister and leader of its most right-wing government since World War II, exit polls suggest. https://t.co/CNLxGlBB5q
– CNN (@CNN) September 25, 2022
And so the last hour of the Spanish El Pais reports that “the first polls of the Italian elections indicate a clear victory of the ultra-right party Fratelli d’Italia, of the Roman Giorgia Meloni, with a range between 22 and 26% of votes “, while the conservative newspaper El Mundo headlines” the right wins the elections in Italy “. The French Le Figaro opens the site with a photo of Meloni at the polls and the title “The union of the right largely in the lead”. Ample space for elections and exit polls also on the all-news Bfm-tv, while the site of the other major radio and television news bulletin France Info opens with “Giorgia Meloni’s far-right party in the lead, her coalition would collect over 40% of votes “. The Guardian indicates at the opening of the live on the Italian elections that “the exit polls show the victory of the far right”, and internally speaks of a “clear victory of the right-wing coalition”. The German media report the victory of the “radical right” in Italy.
This is the case of both the Faz, the moderates’ newspaper, and the Spiegel, a progressive political magazine. “For the first time since the Second World War, the country will again, in all probability, have a national right-wing government. A historic result, Meloni becomes the first female president of the Italian Council”, writes Bild, according to which ” in Brussels and in the European capitals there is widespread concern about a government led by the Brothers of Italy by Giorgia Meloni. The Brothers of Italy is the successor of a party founded by the fascists. Meloni is criticized by her political opponents for not having never fully distanced himself from fascism. But he condemned war, racial laws and dictatorship “. Overseas, the New York Times writes that “with the results of the vote in Italy, Europe is preparing for another shift to the right”. “Opinion polls suggest that Italy’s next prime minister could be Giorgia Meloni, a far-right leader with post-fascist roots. She would be the country’s first female prime minister”, emphasizes the prestigious American newspaper. “Italy has elected the right-wing coalition led by Giorgia Meloni”, writes the Wall Street Journal, stressing that the vote was the result of the “consequences of Europe’s economic war against Russia”. While the breaking news of the CNN underlines that “Giorgia Meloni will become the first Italian premier of the extreme right since the time of Mussolini”. Also for the Washington Post “Italy seems to be heading towards a revolutionary outcome that would give the country its first female prime minister and the right-most government since the fall of Mussolini”. From South America, the site of the Folha de San Paolo, an important newspaper of the Brazilian city, opens with “The right wins in Italy and opens the way for Giorgia Meloni”, while the portal of the Clarin, the main Argentine newspaper, headlines the news roll: “Elections in Italy: who is Giorgia Meloni, the far-right representative who will be the first woman to become prime minister”.