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Live-Blogging the Italian Election
Giorgia Meloni is expected to win a majority for the right.
Italians vote in early elections today, and I’m live-blogging the results and takeaways at atlanticsentinel.com. I hope you’ll join me!
The elections were called when Prime Minister Mario Draghi lost the confidence of populist-left and right-wing parties in July. He is not running for reelection.
Giorgia Meloni is expected to lead the right to a majority and become Italy’s first woman prime minister.
Click here to access the blog or read one of my earlier stories first for background:
Mario Draghi’s downfall, explained: How the former European Central Bank chief lost his majority in parliament.
What to expect of Italy’s next government: An analysis of the right-wing parties’ joint manifesto.
Italian election guide: If you’re unfamiliar with Italian politics, start here. I explain how the Italian electoral system works, what the parties are and what they stand for.