| 15 April 2024, Monday |

Political reaction to Italian election outcome

Giorgia Meloni is likely to become Italy’s first female prime minister, presiding over the country’s most right-wing government since World War II, after leading a conservative alliance to victory in Sunday’s election.

The following are some of the early foreign reactions as captured on social media.

Marine Le Pen, the leader of France’s far-right National Rally party, tweeted:

“The Italian people have chosen to take control of their future by choosing a patriotic and sovereignist government.”

Congratulations to Giorgia Meloni and (League leader) Matteo Salvini for having resisted the threats of an anti-democratic and arrogant European Union by winning this great victory.”

Balazs Orban, political director to Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban, on Twitter:

“Congratulations to Giorgia Meloni, Matteo Salvini and (Forza Italia leader) Silvio Berlusconi on the elections today! In these difficult times, we need more than ever friends who share a common vision and approach to Europe’s challenges.”

Santiago Abascal, leader of Vox (Spain) on Twitter:

“Giorgia Meloni has shown the way for a proud, free Europe of sovereign nations to be able to cooperate for the security and prosperity of all.”

Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki on Facebook:

“Great victory! Congratulations!”

  • Reuters