Political reaction to Italian election outcome


FILE PHOTO: Exit polls appear on the screen at the headquarters of Brothers of Italy ahead of Giorgia Meloni's talk to the media during the election night, in Rome, Italy September 25, 2022. REUTERS/Guglielmo Mangiapane

ROME (Reuters) - Giorgia Meloni looks set to become Italy's first woman prime minister at the head of its most right-wing government since World War Two after leading a conservative alliance to triumph at Sunday's election.

Following is some of the initial international reaction taken from social media.

Marine Le Pen, leader of France's far-right National Rally party, on Twitter:

"The Italian people has decided to take its destiny in hand by electing a patriotic and sovereignist government.

Congratulations to Giorgia Meloni and (League leader) Matteo Salvini for having resisted the threats of an anti-democratic and arrogant European Union by winning this great victory."

Balazs Orban, political director to Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban, on Twitter:

"Congratulations to Giorgia Meloni, Matteo Salvini and (Forza Italia leader) Silvio Berlusconi on the elections today! In these difficult times, we need more than ever friends who share a common vision and approach to Europe's challenges."

Santiago Abascal, leader of Vox (Spain) on Twitter:

"Giorgia Meloni has shown the way for a proud, free Europe of sovereign nations to be able to cooperate for the security and prosperity of all."

Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki on Facebook:

"Great victory! Congratulations!"

(Compiled by Alvise Armellini; Editing by Keith Weir)

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