Giorgia Meloni, head of post-fascist Brothers of Italy, chooses her cabinet team, setting her seal on the country's most right-wing government since World War Two.
The Italian election saw the lowest-ever turnout since the post-war period, as voters were unmoved by the narrative of a ‘fascist’ threat and rather punished political forces they see as responsible for their long-standing economic woes.
Opinion polls suggest Italians are poised to vote their first far-right government into power since World War II.
Most young Italians unable to decide who to vote for are on the left of the political spectrum, where they feel unrepresented. The question is how many of them will still step out to cast their vote on Sunday.
Opinion polls indicate voters might elect the first far-right premier of the post-World War 2 era — and the first woman to lead an Italian government — in the person of Giorgia Meloni.
Italy's president dissolves parliament, triggering snap election following Draghi's resignation and a week of turmoil in the country.
The crisis triggered last week could lead to snap elections held as early as September, with polls projecting a likely far-right win.
Draghi's resignation signals the likelihood of early elections and a renewed period of uncertainty for Italy and Europe at a critical time.
The decision by the three parties to sit out the confidence vote meant Prime Minister Mario Draghi's bid to revive his beleaguered coalition had failed.
Prime Minister Mario Draghi has said now is not the time for political uncertainty within the eurozone's third largest economy, amid a myriad of domestic and geopolitical challenges.
Italy’s Prime Minister Mario Draghi announced his resignation on Thursday, paving the way for the possibility of early elections and the far-right seizing power.
Though Draghi’s government won a confidence vote in the Senate on a relief bill to help Italians facing soaring energy costs, 5-Star senators were absent, raising the spectre of a snap general election.
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