Leader of the far-right Brothers of Italy, Giorgia Meloni has claimed a sounding victory in the recent election, a course that will change the face of politics in Italy for years to come.
The victory claimed by Meloni would make her the country’s first female Prime Minister, and the rebirth of the far-right government since the end of the second World War.
Preliminary results have put the far-right alliance parties on the path to electoral victory with a 26% lead out of the 63% votes counted.
Reacting to her lead in the election, Meloni said the Italian voters had given a clear mandate to the right to form the next government and called for unity to help confront the country’s many problems.
“It’s a night of pride for many and a night of redemption. It’s a victory I want to dedicate to everyone who is no longer with us and wanted this night.” She said.
The Italians choose us, and we will not betray it since we have been doing it.
Meloni’s victory in the general election came in the face of economic hardship in Italy, and the current political crisis in Europe.
Meloni had said her victory should be a starting point for her and her party, not the finish line.
“If we are called upon to govern this nation, we will do so for all Italians, to unite the people, and we will not betray their trust,” Meloni told reporters.
Should the exit polls goes well, Meloni will be expected to form a government by the end of October.