Italian leftist parties are in “freefall”, with a poll revealing that the national-conservative Brothers of Italy (FdI) led by Giorgia Meloni reaches 20 per cent for the first time.
The SWG poll released earlier this week shows gains for both Matteo Salvini’s populist League (21.7 per cent) and Meloni’s FdI (20 per cent), which are now the largest parties in the country. Together with former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi’s Forza Italia (6.3 per cent), the right has 48 per cent of popular support, inching closer towards half of all voters in Italy.
Meanwhile, the left-wing Democratic Party (PD) continues to see a drop in support — receiving 19 per cent, a fall of half a per cent since an SWG poll released earlier in May — with newspaper Il Giornale describing left-wing parties as being in “freefall”.
The biggest loss in support was seen among the Five-Star Movement (M5S). Once