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‘She plays the moderate but winks at those who are not’: The many faces of Giorgia Meloni

By Angela Giuffrida

21 Sep 2023 · 9 min read

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  1. Giorgia Meloni has become one of Europe's most powerful politicians. Initially seen as an underdog, Meloni has softened her image since becoming prime minister, gaining popularity beyond her far-right base.

It used to be difficult to find an Italian who admitted to liking Giorgia Meloni.

Even after her Brothers of Italy party triumphed in last September’s general elections, giving rise to the country’s most hard-right government since the second world war, the trepidation was such that some of those who voted for her were too embarrassed to openly confess it.

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