Grumpy leftists in the European Union and the American press promptly deplored Giorgia Meloni’s landslide victory in the latest Italian elections. But here’s betting the new center-right coalition government will be good news for Transatlantic relations.
That’s correct. We said “center-right.” Leftwing hysteria aside, Meloni is no threat to democracy. Indeed, she could form one of the most stable governments in recent Italian history.
The “far-right” label being slapped on Meloni and her Fratelli d’Italia party has no basis in reality. This is just an uninformed American press parroting the rhetoric employed by Italy’s soundly defeated left.
Italian Bulwarks Against Russia and China
Leftists are especially hostile to Meloni’s positions on cultural and social issues, which are distinctly anti-woke. They are also unnerved that she enjoys good relations with U.S. and Polish conservatives.
In the realm of foreign policy, the Italian left is notoriously weak on China. The Italian far-right leans pro-Russian. Meloni won’t join either of those camps. Instead, she is almost certain to pursue stronger Transatlantic ties.