The English newspaper recounts how – while in October, coinciding with her inauguration, Europe wondered if she constituted a danger – now the Italian leader has become the most popular of the old continent. “The key to his success, analysts suggest, was the skill with which he was able to manage relations with former Prime Minister Berlusconi, leader of Fi, and Salvini, head of the League”, continues the analysis. Meloni’s most immediate and current problem is Alfredo Cospito”
The English newspaper The Times dedicates an article to Giorgia Meloni: in the online edition, in a piece referred to on the homepage, she recounts how – while last October, coinciding with her inauguration, Europe wondered if it constituted a danger – now the Italian premier has become the most popular leader of the old continent. The newspaper, already on January 2, 2020, had included Meloni – the only Italian – among the “twenty faces that could shape the world”.
The Times: Meloni is “the most popular leader in the EU”
“Called a danger, now Giorgia Meloni is EU’s most popular leader” (“Definitely a danger, now Giorgia Meloni is the most popular leader in the EU”: this is the title of the piece signed by Peter Conradi, which retraces these first months in government of the 46-year-old president of the Council of Ministers. “They were there There were fears that politicians in her party, FdI, were too overtly nostalgic for the days of Benito Mussolini, clashes with the EU and financial markets were expected over her economic plans, with critics speculating how long the young leader with little government experience could hold together a three-party coalition that includes its biggest rivals. Yet Giorgia Meloni has emerged from the first 100 days of government as the most popular leader in the EU,” the article reads.
The analysis of the English newspaper
In another passage of the piece, we read again: “The key to his success, analysts suggest, was the skill with which he was able to manage relations with former Prime Minister Berlusconi, leader of Forza Italia, and Salvini, head of the League Their once powerful parties had to settle for being minority shareholders in his government after FdI took 26% of the preferences in September from the previous 4% in 2028 “. For the English newspaper, Meloni it was also helped by the fact that “the left has remained divided between the anti-establishment 5 Star Movement and the centre-left of the Democratic Party which in recent months has to choose who will replace Enrico Letta, who resigned right after the defeat in September”.
The Regionals and the Cospito case
In the article there is also a passage on the next Regionals. “The polls – we read – say that Francesco Rocca, candidate of FdI, will take control of Lazio, the region whose capital is Rome, undermining the left which instead held it for more than a decade. An equally important meaning is that of the result in Lombardy, the region that includes Milan and is governed by the League.Attilio Fontana is the candidate of that party and is sure to remain president of the Region, but brothers of Italy seems on the verge of being the largest party and this it could be a humiliation for Salvini and could trigger an attempt within the League to undermine him which could also have repercussions on the Roman balance”. The Times also looks at the news of these hours. “Meloni’s most immediate and current problem – we read – is Alfredo Cospito, an anarchist in prison who is protesting with a hunger strike to abolish the 41 bis used most frequently against mafia bosses, a regime to which he is subjected” .