ROME: In a bid to address fears of what an election victory for her Brothers of Italy (Fratelli dItalia) party might mean for the country, Italian far-right leader Giorgia Meloni, a frontrunner for the September 25 polls, recorded a video message in three languages.
The leader of the post-fascist party lamented that she had been depicted by the world press as a threat to democracy, Italy, Europe, and the global community in three addresses delivered on Wednesday in English, French, and Spanish.
In the tape supplied to foreign journalists, she said, "I have been reading that the victory of Fratelli d'Italia in the September elections would be a calamity, leading to an authoritarian turn, Italy's withdrawal from the euro, and other rubbish of this like. All of this is false, Meloni asserted.
The League, led by far-right populist Matteo Salvini, and former prime minister Silvio Berlusconi's Forza Italia (Forward, or Let's Go, Italy), have support levels comparable to Meloni's party.
While the political forces on the left and the centre are presently in disarray, the political forces on the left and in the centre are currently in disarray. Meloni also accused the left of having brought about the country's social and economic decline over the past one decade.