As Gateway Pundit reported recently — the Biden administration announced a new plan to reduce domestic oil production, this time preventing new offshore oil drilling projects in the Atlantic and Pacific oceans.
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Here’s why they fear Giorgia Meloni…
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Far-right leader Giorgia Meloni to become Italy’s first female PM
Giorgia Meloni is poised to become Italy’s first female prime minister after leading her far-right party, the Brothers of Italy, to victory in national elections.
In a victory speech to her cheering supporters early Monday, Meloni, who has spoken out against what she calls “the LGBT lobby” and mass immigration, said it was “a night of pride and a night of redemption.”
Meanwhile, Italy’s left warned of “dark days” ahead and vowed to keep Italy in the heart of Europe.
Near-final results indicated that the center-right coalition netted some 44% of the vote, with Meloni’s Brothers of Italy snatching some 26%.
Her coalition partners divided up the remainder, with the anti-immigrant League of Matteo Salvini winning 9% and the more moderate Forza Italia of ex-Premier Silvio Berlusconi taking around 8%.
The center-left Democratic Party and its allies had around 26%, while the 5-Star Movement — which had been the biggest vote-getter in 2018 parliamentary elections — saw its share of the vote halved to some 15% this time around.
Italy’s lurch to the far right immediately shifted Europe’s geopolitics, placing a euroskeptic, anti-immigrant party in position to lead a founding member of the European Union and its third-largest economy.
However, voter turnout was at a historic low — just 64%. Pollsters suggested voters stayed home in protest, disenchanted by the backroom deals that had created the last three governments.
Meloni, whose party traces its origins to the postwar, neo-fascist Italian Social Movement, tried to sound a unifying tone in her speech Monday, noting that Italians had finally been able to determine their leaders.
“If we are called to govern this nation, we will do it for everyone, we will do it for all Italians and we will do it with the aim of uniting the people,” Meloni said. “Italy chose us. We will not betray it as we never have.”
While the center-right — led by Meloni’s more conservative party — was the clear winner, the formation of a government could take weeks and will involve consultations among party leaders and with President Sergio Mattarella.
In the meantime, outgoing Premier Mario Draghi remains in a caretaker role.
‘Mother, Italian, Christian’: Giorgia Meloni, Italy’s far-right leader on the cusp of power
Giorgia Meloni has successfully rebranded her Brothers of Italy party as the country’s dominant conservative force, without fully expunging its post-fascist roots. Her right-wing coalition was on course to win a majority of seats after Sunday’s general election, making her the favourite to become Italy’s first female prime minister – and its first far-right premier of the postwar era.
The new darling of the Italian right summed up her personal brand in a now-famous tirade at a rally in 2019, which went viral after it was remixed into a dance music track.
“I am Giorgia, I am a woman, I am a mother, I am Italian, I am Christian,” a fired-up Meloni told supporters in central Rome. “No one will take that away from me.”
The phrase has become a leitmotif of Meloni’s astonishing rise from the leader of a fringe party with roots in Italy’s neo-fascist right wing to the country’s likely next leader.
It captures the apparent paradox at the heart of Sunday’s election, a high-stakes vote likely to usher in the most momentous change in decades – a first female PM – while also handing power to the most conservative government since World War II.
Projections based on a partial vote count suggested Meloni’s Brothers of Italy would win some 25% of the vote – a more than five-fold increase from its score at the last general election in 2018. She is set to leapfrog her right-wing allies Matteo Salvini and Silvio Berlusconi, easily surpassing their combined tallies.
With Italy’s convoluted electoral law favouring broad coalitions, the three right-wing parties are on course to trounce the fractured centre-left, securing a clear majority in both chambers of parliament.
Europe under siege
The coda to Meloni’s “Christian mother” harangue, which she repeated word for word in Spanish at a rally in support of Spain’s extreme-right party last year, underscores the fears of an arch-conservative camp that feels under siege in a globalised, fast-changing world.
In Meloni’s mind, the besieging forces include immigration, Islam, European integration, “woke ideologies” and what she describes as “LGBT lobbies”. It’s a view she shares with the likes of Hungary’s Viktor Orban, whom she has strenuously defended in his tussles with Brussels over democracy and the rule of law.
Until recently, her ideological models also included Russia’s Vladimir Putin, whom she praised for “defending European values and Christian identity” in her 2021 book, “I am Giorgia”. But she has since distanced herself from the man in the Kremlin, unequivocally condemning his invasion of Ukraine and supporting Western sanctions on Moscow.
Last month, she recorded a video message in three languages to reassure Italy’s partners that she would stick to Rome’s traditional alliances, including NATO. She also dismissed as “nonsense” claims that her far-right party with neo-fascist roots would head an authoritarian government.
“We fiercely oppose any anti-democratic drift with words of firmness that we do not always find in the Italian and European left,” Meloni, 45, said in the message sent to foreign media in English, French and Spanish.
“The Italian right has handed fascism over to history for decades now, unambiguously condemning the suppression of democracy and the ignominious anti-Jewish laws,” she added.
Meloni was 19 when she was first interviewed by foreign media while canvassing for an election campaign in her native Rome. She told French reporters at the time that, “[fascist dictator Benito] Mussolini was a good politician, in that everything he did, he did for Italy.”
She would later shift her tone, saying the dictator had made “mistakes”.
Meloni was raised by her mother in Rome’s working-class neighbourhood of Garbatella, after her father left them when she was just 2 years old. Garbatella was a bastion of the left, but the young Meloni chose the opposite camp.
As a teenager she joined the youth wing of the Italian Social Movement (MSI), a far-right outfit created after the war by supporters of Mussolini. She won her first local election at age 21 and became Italy’s youngest-ever minister a decade later when she was given the youth portfolio in Berlusconi’s 2008 government.
After the collapse of Berlusconi’s last administration, she founded her own party with other MSI veterans, naming it after the opening lines of the national anthem, Fratelli d’Italia.
“Meloni emerged from a party steeped in macho culture, where she learned to battle with men – and she won,” said Gianfranco Pasquino, a professor emeritus of political science at the University of Bologna.
Since then, she has done little to share the spoils of her victory. As its name suggests, Brothers of Italy is no sisterhood, with few prominent women in its ranks. Meloni herself is opposed to diversity quotas to boost female presence in parliament or the boardroom, saying women have to get to the top through merit, like she did.
In recent years, Meloni has succeeded in pushing Brothers of Italy into the mainstream – without ever fully repudiating its post-fascist roots. She has notably rejected calls to remove from her party’s logo a tricolour flame that was an icon of the MSI and harks back to the fascist tradition.
In interviews with the foreign press, Meloni has played down her party’s ideological origins, claiming it is a mainstream force akin to Britain’s Conservative Party. But on the campaign trail she has been careful not to alienate those core supporters who associate with the tricolour flame.
“I dream of a nation where people who have had to lower their heads for many years, pretending that they have different ideas so as not to be ostracised, can now say what they think,” she told a rally earlier this week.
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