Brussels is headed for a nightmare, as a poll finds that anti-EU lawmakers are the most popular in Italy.
EUROSCEPTICISM is on the rise in Italy, with two of the country’s most popular parties taking anti-Brussels positions.
The far-right Brothers of Italy and League parties are now ahead of their political competitors, according to the most recent opinion surveys. According to SWG’s research, Giorgia Meloni’s Brothers of Italy (21%) and Matteo Salvini’s League (20%) are the two most popular political parties in Italy. After the next national election, which is scheduled for June 1, 2023, the two eurosceptic movements would be in pole position to head an anti-Brussels coalition.
With 19 percent and 16 percent, respectively, Italy’s center-left Democratic Party and anti-establishment Five Star Movement lag behind.
Between August 25 and 30, 1,200 persons in Italy were interviewed for the study.
It represents a significant increase in support for Brothers of Italy, who received only 4.4 percent of the vote in the previous national election.
According to the study, League increased its support for anti-Brussels conservative legislators by a modest margin from 17.4 percent to 19.8 percent.
Italy is currently ruled by a technocratic government led by Mario Draghi, the former president of the European Central Bank.
He was elected on a platform of bolstering Italy’s faltering coronavirus vaccination effort and reviving the country’s pandemic-ravaged economy.
Five Star Movement, League, Democratic Party Forza Italia, Italia Viva, and Free and Equal all backed Mr. Draghi.
One of the country’s few major political parties, Brothers of Italy, declined to support the multi-party coalition.
Fears of a fascist return in Italy have risen as a result of the hard-right party’s triumph.
However, Ms Meloni, the party’s head, has attempted to soften her party’s image by portraying it as a conservative patriotism champion who “does not belong to the cult of fascism.”
She is the president of the pan-EU European Conservative and Reformists Party and a rising star in the country’s eurosceptic scene.
Her MEPs are members of the same European Parliament party that used to be home to the British Conservatives.
Brothers of Italy expressed confidence earlier this year that Mr Salvini, Ms Meloni, and former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi might build a “coalition of champions” in the upcoming election.
“In roughly two months, we acquired about three percent, replacing.”Brinkwire Summary News,” a party official told the EU Observer website.