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Projections suggest far-right leader Giorgia Meloni’s Brothers of Italy party won 25% of the vote.
Roma, Italy – Italy’s far-right Brothers party won most parliamentary seats in the country’s elections, exit polls on SWG and private broadcaster La 7 suggest, paving the way for the party’s leader, Giorgia Meloni, to become the country’s first female prime minister.
Projections, released after voting ended on Sunday, suggest Meloni’s party will likely win 25% of the vote.
His coalition partners, Matteo Salvini of the League party (Lega) and Silvio Berlusconi’s Forward Italy (FI), are expected to win 11.5% and 7% respectively – enough to secure a parliamentary majority for the alliance.
The Democratic Party, which ran alone after failing to form a broad alliance with other left-wing and centrist parties, is expected to win 20% of the vote, according to pollsters.
The Five Star Movement, long considered a moribund party, appears to have done better than expected, winning 15.5% of the vote.