A declaration by Giorgia Meloni, who could be Italy’s next prime minister, that her far-right party has consigned fascism to history has been greeted with scepticism. Brothers of Italy leads a coalition that includes Matteo Salvini’s far-right League and Silvio Berlusconi’s Forza Italia, which is forecast to win general elections on 25 September. In her book, I Am Giorgia, she insisted she did not belong to “the cult of fascism”. Mussolini’s granddaughter Rachele, a member of Brothers of Italy, won the most votes in Rome’s council elections last October. The very phrase is so pompous, but in the far right when you mention ‘history’ you mean fascism.”Other than Abruzzo, Brothers of Italy has led the Marche region since 2020.
Source: The Guardian August 12, 2022 11:52 UTC