Italy gave a collective middle finger to the EU’s globalist agenda on Sunday by voting in a right-of-centre coalition government that ran on “God, country, and family.”
Giorgia Meloni of the “Brothers of Italy” party became the country’s first female Prime Minister, capturing about 26% of the votes.
“Italy chose us. We will not betray [the country] as we never have,” she said in her victory speech on Sunday night.
“This is a night of pride for Brothers of Italy, but it is a starting point, not a finish line.”
Her speech reflected a more moderate tone than some of her campaigning. Left-wing politicians and pundits criticized Meloni for speaking about the immigration problem in Italy.
From 2014 to 2020, the country received over 700,000 refugees. An uptick in sexual assaults and violent crimes correlates with the high number of refugees.
Meloni wasn’t afraid to address the problem. She criticized leftist politicians and media that refused to talk about it.
“Since numbers can’t be accused of being racist, you only have to read the numbers,” Meloni once said.
“Immigrants are 8% of the popoulation, and they commit 40% of the rapes. Should politicians be concerned with this issue or not? On the contrary, have you seen them? They’re all silent.”
In August, she posted a video of a migrant raping a woman in an Italian city.
“One cannot remain silent in the face of this atrocious episode of sexual violence against a Ukrainian woman carried out in daytime in Piacenza by an asylum seeker,” she said.
“A hug to this woman. I will do everything I can to restore security to our cities.”
After Meloni won the election, a speech she made in 2019 resurfaced and went viral. In it, Meloni states the importance of family as a national identity. And, she said globalist enemies want to destroy it all.
“They attack national identity. They attack religious identity. They attack gender identity. They attack family identity. I can’t define myself as Italian, Christian, woman, mother. No. I must be citizen x, gender x, parent 1, parent 2, I must be a number. Because when I am just a number … when I no longer have an identity … then I will be the perfect slave at the mercy of financial speculators. The perfect consumer.”
“That’s why we inspire so much fear.”
Just days before the election, EU president Ursula von der Leyen issued a veiled threat to voters. Von der Leyen implied that funding to Italy would end if Meloni won.
Since Meloni’s victory, mainstream media and Twitter are reporting the new government as “far-right” and drawing comparisons to Mussolini.
Meloni’s win marks a right-wing shift happening in Europe. Earlier this month, Sweden voted in a right-wing coalition also following immigration concerns.