Italy faces its key day in elections that not only pose a challenge at the national level, but also at the European level. The ultra forces of the right, with Meloni, Salvini and Berlusconi at the head, being her the main candidate to be the next president of the Italian Parliament.
The post-fascist candidate, leader of the Brothers of Italy, faces an unprecedented situation in Europe, with an extreme right-wing party being able to lead one of the founding countries of the European Unionas David Gómez, collaborator of ‘El Orden Mundial’, recalls.
The alternative is a left-wing bloc led by Enrico Letta, which is surrounded by struggles to unite forces against extremism. They have not managed to convey the same stability that the forces of the right have achieved, some “simple ideas,” according to David Gómez, which have conveyed “seriousness within an unstable country.”
Héctor Sánchez Margalef, a researcher at the Barcelona Center for International Affairs (CIDOB), believes that one of the keys to these elections stems from the “whitening” by the European PP of the radical right or extreme right.
But the polarization will go further, as well as the internal tension in these formations. “The adjectives of ‘fascist’ go to this order of the day. At a political and social level, it is quite likely that there will be a reduction in rights: abortion, LGTBIQ policies, environmental policies…”, values Sánchez Margalef.