Meloni Wins in the EU Vote, Strengthening Her Position

Meloni Wins in the EU Vote, Strengthening Her Position

Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni’s arch-conservative Brothers of Italy group won the most votes in the European parliamentary election, as initial results showed, boosting her standing both at home and abroad. Based on preliminary results, projected projections showed that Brothers of Italy received 28.3%, exceeding 26% from the national ballot for 2022 and more than four times the result in the 2019 EU election.

“Much obliged!” Meloni shared a picture of a victory symbol on social media. With a 23.7% lead, the Democratic Party (PD), the main opposition, lagged, while the 5-Star Movement, with its lowest national performance since 2009, came in third at 10.5%. Support for Meloni’s ruling alliance increased from less than 43% in 2022 to over 46%.

This vote will undoubtedly strengthen the administration, according to Senator Licia Ronzulli of Forza Italia. The late Silvio Berlusconi’s Forza Italia came in fourth place with 10%, behind the League with 8.5%, which put more pressure on Matteo Salvini, the League’s leader.

Meloni’s win is a component of a wider far-right upsurge in Europe. She has improved her image globally, but she stands in stark contrast to the setbacks that German Chancellor Scholz and French President Macron have experienced.