A handful of European nations are shifting to the political right as economic woes throttle the continent.
“All eyes are on Rome right now,” an EU official recently told Reuters. Italy is just hours from what is expected to be a historic election on Sunday as voters head to the polls to elect a new parliament and determine who will govern the country next.
Polls forecast the country’s right-wing Brothers of Italy Party will take 25% of the vote on Sunday, and elect party leader Giorgia Meloni as the country’s first female prime minister. Meloni is a right-wing candidate who has denounced cancel culture, vowed to curb illegal immigration, and has campaigned on lowering taxes and overhauling the welfare system.
Italy is the most recent country in Europe on track to take a shift toward the right, following Sweden and the U.K.
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