Senator-for-life Liliana Segre presided over the first seating of the Italian parliament, which also saw a Mussolini admirer elected as Senate speaker.
Giorgia Meloni is likely to receive the mandate to form a government by the second half of October. The ministers she will pick to lead it will determine how ‘moderate’ the new government will be.
Opinion polls suggest Italians are poised to vote their first far-right government into power since World War II.
Far-right leader Meloni might become the first woman to lead an Italian government.
Italy’s far-right PM frontrunner Giorgia Meloni has voiced her support for sanctions against Russia - but the coalition has shown cracks.
The crisis triggered last week could lead to snap elections held as early as September, with polls projecting a likely far-right win.
Rachele Mussolini, the granddaughter of Italian dictator Benito Mussolini, has been elected to serve her second term in Rome’s city council.
Interior Minister Matteo Salvini declared last week that his right-wing League party no longer supports Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte and is pressing for a no-confidence vote in the next few days.
The Italian stock market is down 1.8 percent with former IMF official Carlo Cottarelli expected to present his cabinet list to President Sergio Mattarella, causing uncertainty among investors.
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