Tuesday, September 27th 2022, 12:54:42 pm
On Sunday, September 25th, 2022, Italy went to the polls for the first time in four years. They chose to elect a right-wing coalition led by the Fratelli D'Italia (FDI) / Brothers of Italy party. This was another repudiation of the technocratic, EU-friendly governments that had been in charge of Italy for the past two years and from 2011-18. The leader of FDI, Giorgia Meloni, is a charismatic woman from Rome with a strong focus on social and identity issues. She will challenge EU norms on a host of issues such as gay marriage, immigration, religion, and adoption policies.