Right-Wing Parties Win Italian Election. Turnout Lowest in 100 Years

Giorgia Meloni would become Italy’s first woman prime minister.

  • Right-wing parties won the election in Italy on Sunday.
  • Giorgia Meloni, the leader of the largest right-wing party, Brothers of Italy, would become the country’s first woman prime minister.
  • She would lead the first right-wing government since Silvio Berlusconi stepped down in 2011, and the most right-wing government since the end of World War II.
  • The elections were called when Prime Minister Mario Draghi lost the confidence of parliament in July. He did not run for reelection.
  • All 400 seats in the Chamber of Deputies and 200 elected seats in the Senate were contested.
  • Turnout, at 64 percent, was the lowest since Benito Mussolini rigged the election of 1924.


Popular vote in Chamber of Deputies elections