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General elections in Italy: far-right Brothers of Italy party and right-wing alliance are ahead

In the elections, in which 50.8 million people have the right to vote in the country, the people went to the polls today to determine their new representatives in the upper house of the 200-seat parliament, the Senate, and the lower house of the 400-seat parliament, the House of Representatives.

The voting process, which started at 07:00 local time in the morning, ended at 23:00 at night and the vote counting started right after.


According to the results of the first ballot box exit poll shared by the Italian state television RAI after the end of the voting process, the far-right Brothers of Italy (FdI) party, led by Giorgia Meloni, emerged as the first party with a vote rate of 22-26%.

The vote rate of the Democratic Party (PD), the roof party of the centre-left led by Enrico Letta after FdI, was measured in the 17-21 percent band.

The 5 Star Movement (M5S), which entered the elections under the leadership of Former Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte, had a vote rate of 13.5-17.5 and ranked 3rd.


The far-right League Party, led by Matteo Salvini, ranked 4th with 8.5-12.5 percent of the vote. The Action Party (Az), led by Carlo Calenda, which positions itself as the “third pole” as the center, was also in the 5th place with 6.5-8.5 percent of the votes.

Forza Italia (FI), the party of Silvio Berlusconi, one of the former prime ministers, also ranked 6th with a rate of 6 to 8 percent.

According to these first unofficial results, a far-right party emerged as the first party in the elections for the first time since the Second World War in Italy.

The right-wing alliance, which consists of the Brothers of Italy Party, the League Party and the Forza Italia Party, and some smaller parties, had a vote rate of 41-45 percent. On the other hand, the vote rate of the centre-left alliance, of which PD is the roof party, remained between 25.5-29.5 percent.

In the country where the seats in the parliament are distributed according to the mixed election system, where two different methods such as proportional and majority vote are applied simultaneously, it is stated that the right alliance is in an advantageous position in catching the number of majority that will form a government in the lower and upper house of the parliament, in line with today’s first results.

In line with these results, the right-wing alliance is expected to come back to power in the country after 11 years and FdI leader Giorgia Meloni is expected to become the country’s first female prime minister.

After the first results, the leader of the League Party, Salvini, shared on his Twitter account, “The centre-right alliance has a clear advantage in both the Senate and the House of Representatives. It will be a long night, but I want to thank you in advance.” used the phrase. (AA)

Source From: Sozcu

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