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Right-wing victory in Italy sets off alarms throughout EU

Ms Giorgia Meloni, leader of the hard-right Brothers of Italy party, casts her ballot at a polling station in Rome, on Sept 25, 2022. PHOTO: NYTIMES
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LONDON - European Union leaders are trying not to sound alarmed by the decisive victory of a far-right party in Italy's general election.

"I am not going to comment on the democratic choice of the Italian people," French Prime Minister Elisabeth Borne said as the first results of Sunday's ballots in Italy started coming through.

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