European Voters are Rejecting the Failed Policies of Globalism from Italy to Sweden
By: Shawn Fleetwood
September 26, 2022: Several ruling, pro-globalist European coalitions lost control of their nations’ respective governments in elections over the past several weeks, marking a major victory for some of the continent’s more right-of-center political parties.
On Sunday, Italian voters elected their most conservative government in decades, putting Giorgia Meloni, the leader of the Brothers of Italy Party, on track to become the nation’s first female prime minister. “Partial results place the Brothers of Italy on 26 per cent, making it the leading party, with Meloni’s allies Matteo Salvini, 49, the leader of the League, on 9 per cent and Silvio Berlusconi’s Forza Italia on 8 per cent,” The Times, a U.K.-based outlet, reported. “The coalition’s combined share of more than 40 per cent is likely to translate into majorities in both houses of parliament thanks to electoral law, which benefits party alliances.”
While speaking with a crowd of supporters in Rome, Meloni noted that the election results demonstrate that Italians “want a centre-right government led by Brothers of Italy” and that her party will govern “for all with the aim of uniting [the] country.”
“The situation Italy and the EU head for is particularly complex and needs the contribution of all of us, requiring a serene atmosphere with reciprocal co-operation,” she said. “The biggest ambition we have in life is for Italians to be proud again of being Italian, of unfurling the tri-coloured flag.”
Throughout the election cycle, Meloni campaigned on the slogan, “God, homeland, and family,” and has been a staunch defender of the Christian, nuclear family.
In predictable fashion, America’s corporate media has gone into overdrive to label Meloni and Italy’s new governing coalition as “far-right” and even “fascistic.” (An NBC News write-up of Meloni’s anticipated victory used some version of the term “fascism” 16 times.)
“Italy election results set up first far-right government since [Benito] Mussolini,” a headline from The Washington Post read.
“Far-right leader Giorgia Meloni on course to win power in Italy,” another from CNBC reads.
Meloni and her party’s success in Italy is not the only instance of European voters rejecting failed globalist policies at the ballot box this year. Earlier this month, Sweden’s populist right-wing leader declared victory in the country’s nationwide elections, and leftist Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson resigned from office.
“Populist Sweden Democrats leader Jimmie Akesson declared victory for the four-party bloc,” the Associated Press reported. “He said his party would be ‘a constructive and driving force’ in the work of rebuilding safety in Sweden. He said it was ‘time to put Sweden first.'”
As they have regarding Italy, left-wing rags such as The Washington Post and The New York Times have gone out of their way to label Sweden’s election outcome as a win for the “far-right.” Shawn Fleetwood is a Staff Writer for The Federalist and a graduate of the University of Mary Washington. He also serves as a state content writer for Convention of States Action and his work has been featured in numerous outlets, including RealClearPolitics, RealClearHealth, and Conservative Review.
Source: The Federalist