Posted on September 30, 2020

Italy’s Giorgia Meloni Elected President of European Conservatives and Reformists

Laurenz Gehrke, Politico, September 29, 2020

Giorgia Meloni, leader of Italy’s far-right Brothers of Italy, was elected president of the European Conservatives and Reformists Party on Monday.


The appointment makes Meloni the only woman to lead both a European and an Italian party at the same time, as well as the first Italian woman to lead a European party family, La Repubblica reported. {snip}


Under Meloni, who has gained a reputation as the rising star of Italy’s right, the Brothers of Italy managed to wrest the leftist region of Marche from the center-left Democratic Party in Italy’s regional elections earlier this month.

[Editor’s Note: The Brothers of Italy is a nationalist party that supports immigration restriction and traditional values. It is an ally of Matteo Salvini’s Lega party.]