Italy’s Election and a New Wave of Challenges for Europe

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“Yes to the natural family, no to the LGBT lobby, yes to sexual identity, no to gender ideology… no to Islamist violence, yes to secure borders, no to mass migration… no to big international finance… no to the bureaucrats of Brussels!”

– Ms. Giorgia Meloni

With almost 44% of the vote, Ms. Giorgia Meloni’s, from the Brothers of Italy, a right-wing coalition, which also includes Matteo Salvini’s far-right League and former prime minister Silvio Berlusconi’s center-right Forza Italia, will gain control of the Senate and the Chamber of Deputies. There are concerns on different issues since the formation of the government is not that popular in the European states. Right-wing politics is thoroughly criticized by the west for a long period time. But now at their own doorstep, it will be practiced. This time the mandates are hurting the core of European solidarity. There are certain provisions in the election mandate of the Brother of Italy that indicates the stability of Europe in terms of religious harmony, economic stability and a wider lens for the immigrants will be at stake.

– Syed Raiyan Amir is a Research Associate at the KRF Center for Bangladesh and Global Affairs (CBGA). Previously, he served as a Research Assistant at United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) and International Republican Institute (IRI).

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