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'Crucial' vote could move Italy to right; many might boycott

birdseye 2022-09-23 09:43:28 

ROME (AP) — Italians will vote on Sunday in what is being billed as a crucial election as Europe reels from repercussions of Russia's war in Ukraine. For the first time in Italy since the end of World War II, the election could propel a far-right leader into the premiership.

Soaring energy costs and quickly climbing prices for staples like bread — the consequences of Russia's invasion of breadbasket Ukraine — have pummeled many Italian families and businesses.
Against that bleak backdrop, Giorgia Meloni and her Brothers of Italy party — with neo-fascist roots and an agenda of God, homeland and Christian identity — appear to be the front-runners in Italy's parliamentary election.

What with these neo-fascist – they springing up all over the place


velo 2022-09-23 10:45:14 

it happens when a country is in turmoil economically and socially like italy the far right swoops in blaming immigrants for all their country's problems and playing the nationalist sentiments card and promising all these sweeping populist reforms like trump ,bolsonaro and le pen almost did it

Drapsey 2022-09-23 13:21:13 

In reply to birdseye

1920s all over again.

Should we expect a return/repeat of the 1929 depression also?