Italy’s Right-wing Populist Alliance poised to decisively win election, according to RAI Exit Polls
Updated: Nov 7, 2022
Italy’s far-right alliance poised to win election, according to RAI exit polls
September 25, 2022: A right-wing alliance led by Giorgia Meloni’s Brothers of Italy party looks set to win a majority in the next parliament, exit polls said on Sunday after voting ended in an Italian national election.
An exit poll for state broadcaster RAI said the bloc of conservative parties, that also includes Matteo Salvini’s League and Silvio Berlusconi’s Forza Italia party, won between 41 and 45%, enough to guarantee control of both houses of parliament. Of the coalition, Brothers of Italy won the most support, garnering between 22.5 and 26.5% of the vote, according to the Mediaset TV exit poll. The results, if confirmed, represent a major gain for the post-fascist party, which won just 6% at the last election.
The RAI exit poll reported that the center-left bloc won between with 25.5 and 29.5%, with the Five Star Movement securing between 13.5 and 15.7% of the vote.
Italy’s electoral law favors groups that manage to create pre-ballot pacts, giving them an outsized number of seats by comparison with their vote tally. Full results are expected by early Monday.
The results have shaken the political landscape of Italy, which has seen 68 different governments in the last 76 years. Sunday’s election was triggered after former prime minister Mario Draghi resigned due to party infighting.