Far-right parties in Europe celebrate victory in Italy

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Far-right parties in Europe celebrate victory in Italy

Far-right parties in Europe welcomed the news that a coalition led by the Brothers of Italy is poised to win power in Italy.

With full results from the election due on Monday, projections from the nationalist party showed that Giorgia Meloni's nationalist party appeared well-positioned to give Italy its first far-right government since the Second World War.

Bal zs Orb n, the far-right Hungarian prime minister Viktor Orb n's political director and member of the Hungarian parliament, was one of the first to respond, congratulating Meloni on Twitter.

He wrote that in these difficult times we need more than ever friends who share a common vision and approach to Europe's challenges.

Santiago Abascal, the leader of Spain's far-right Vox opposition party, also celebrated Meloni's leadership, tweeting that millions of Europeans are placing their hopes in Italy. She said she has shown the way for a proud and free Europe of sovereign nations that can cooperate on behalf of everyone's security and prosperity. The rightwing Polish prime minister, Mateusz Morawiecki, extended his congratulations on Giorgia Meloni in a tweet.

In France, Jordan Bardella, of the far-right National Rally, said Italian voters had given the European Commission chief Ursula von der Leyen a lesson in humility. Von der Leyen had earlier said that Europe had the tools to respond if Italy went in a difficult direction. Marine Le Pen, also of the National Rally Party, said that the Italian people decided to take their destiny in hand by electing a patriotic and sovereign government. Congratulations to Giorgia Meloni and League leader Matteo Salvini for winning this great victory, despite the threats of an anti-democratic and arrogant European Union.