25 Sep 2022

Italians expected to elect far-right leader with voting underway

The war in Ukraine is high on the agenda in Italy’s elections, with leading politicians divided about the extent of sanctions againt Russia.

If – as is widely anticipated – they elect a coalition led by Georgia Meloni’s Brothers of Italy party, she will be Italy’s first female prime minister ever but she will also lead the most far-right government since the second world war.