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Giorgia Meloni: Prime Minister of Italy denies having “sympathy” or “closeness” with fascism

The new Prime Minister of Italy, Giorgia Melonileader of the post-fascist Brothers of Italy party, categorically denied all “sympathy” either “closeness” with fascism.

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“I have never had any sympathy or closeness with anti-democratic regimes. By any regime, including fascism.” she said during her first speech as head of government before the Chamber of Deputies.

During his government, the most right-wing in Italy’s history since World War II, Meloni ensured that “Won’t stray an inch” of democratic values ​​and “will fight against any form of racism, anti-Semitism, political violence, discrimination”, said.

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Before the parliament, which will have to vote confidence in its Executive, Meloni thus wanted to clear up doubts about his militancy since his youth in the movements founded by the heirs of fascism.

“I come from a political history that was relegated for years”he confessed with a very personal tone.

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The far-right leader also spoke of the women who have marked the history of Italy, from the journalist Oriana Fallaci to the anti-fascist Tina Anselmi, and firmly condemned the mafia, promising a line “inflexible”.

He also announced that he intends “stop illegal departures” of migrants from Africa to the peninsula.

“This government wants to end illegal departures (from Africa) and end human trafficking” in the Mediterranean, he stressed.

Source: Elcomercio

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