The right–wing alliance wins Italy’s national election

The right–wing party’s victory comes at a difficult time, and it will have to deal with a series of problems that are currently weighing down the eurozone’s third–largest economy, as reported by the news agency Reuters.
Brother of Italy party’s leader Giorgia Meloni looks set to become Italy’s first woman prime minister at the head of its most right-wing government since World War Two after leading the conservative alliance to triumph at Sunday’s, 25 September, election.
Meloni and her allies will face a list of challenges, including soaring energy prices, the war in Ukraine, and a renewed slowdown in the euro zone’s third–largest economy.

Nevertheless, Meloni has pledged to back Western policy on Ukraine and not take risks with Italy’s fragile finances.

«If we are called on to govern this nation, we will do it for all the Italians, with the aim of uniting the people and focusing on what unites us rather than what divides us,» she told cheering supporters.
Meanwhile, despite the talk of stability, Meloni’s alliance is split on some highly sensitive issues that might be difficult to reconcile once in government.
Meloni has spoken out against what she calls «the LGBT lobby» and mass immigration, but some of her colleagues question the West’s sanctions against Russia and even expressed their admiration for its leader, Vladimir Putin.
There are also discussions about the West’s sanctions against Russia, and opinions differ on how to tackle surging energy bills. Before the elections series of promises were made, such as tax cuts and pension reform, but there is no plan how the reforms can be implemented and what it would cost to Italy’s economy.
Meloni also lays down her party’s post–fascist roots and portrays it as a mainstream group like Britain’s Conservatives.