Brussels avoids rating Meloni’s triumph in Italy: ‘We never comment on election results’

The European Commission this Monday avoided assessing the victory of the extreme right led by Giorgia Meloni this Sunday in Italy, claiming that it “never comments” on election results, although it has pointed out that Brussels is with all governments works together, which “result from the surveys” in the Member States.

“We never comment on the results of national elections,” chief spokesman for the municipal council, Éric Mamer, told a press conference in Brussels when asked about the triumph of the far-right and the support of the rest of the right.

“The Commission works with the governments that emerge from the polls in the elections of the countries of the European Union, in this case it will be no different,” he stressed, adding later that Brussels hopes for “constructive cooperation with the new ones Italian Authorities “In appointing a new government in accordance with constitutional procedures.

Brussels avoids rating Meloni’s triumph in Italy: ‘We never comment on election results’
Brussels avoids rating Meloni’s triumph in Italy: ‘We never comment on election results’

The spokeswoman for Ursula von der Leyen’s executive has insisted that “it is not for the European Commission to comment on the election campaign being conducted in Italy” or to try to analyze the reasons behind the vote voiced by citizens.

“Seeing a kind of judgment on Europe in these elections seems to me to be an extreme simplification,” warned the community spokesman, who again denied with some statements on Friday that von der Leyen wanted to compare the situation in Italy with the proceedings against Hungary. and Poland for threats to the rule of law.

Mamer has insisted that they are separate issues that the head of the Community Executive did not want to address when discussing them during a colloquium at Princeton University (USA), ignoring that it was von der LEyen herself who these two countries mentioned when they were asked about the possible rise of the extreme right to power in Italy.

“We will see what the results are (…). My position is that we will work with any democratic government that is willing to work with us,” added the head of the community board, only to later point out that “If things go in a difficult direction – we talked about Poland and Hungary earlier – we have instruments,” said von der Leyen in Princeton.

Meloni’s 2012-founded party, with its roots in the Italian Social Movement (MSI) founded by supporters of fascist dictator Benito Mussolini, won 26.5 percent of the vote, which is reported to be more than 90 percent of the tally. The far-right Matteo Salvini League has received nine percent and Forza Italia, led by former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, eight percent.

Enrico Letta’s Democratic Party followed in second place with 19.4 percent; In third place is the 5 Star Movement, led by Giuseppe Conte, with 14.8 percent of the vote. This would mean that the right-wing bloc made up of the parties of Meloni, Salvini and Berlusconi would achieve an absolute majority in both chambers.

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