The leader of the group of Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament, Iratse Garcia, believes that the progressive parties in Italy must join forces to prevent the rise of the far-right to power, as this would weaken European unity against Russian aggression.
She said this, according to European Truth, in an interview with Euractiv.
“It would further undermine our fundamental EU values of equality, democracy and the rule of law, and weaken the unity and solidarity that we need so much now in the face of Putin’s aggression, because of their nationalist plan,” Garcia said.
“The situation is worrisome, but I am sure that Italians will not turn to the extreme right,” she added.
According to the latest Supermedia Agi/You Trend poll, Georgia Meloni’s right-wing coalition could win with 48.2 percent.
She is followed by Enrico Letti’s left-wing coalition, led by the Democratic Party, with 29.5%.
The populist Five Star Movement is in third place with 10.9%, while the Third Pole, which is a combination of Matteo Renzi’s Italia Viva and Carlo Calenda’s Azione, could collect a combined 5.9%.
Garcia said that many Italians are dissatisfied because they see rising social inequality, deteriorating working conditions and opportunities, and global challenges such as migration and the climate emergency.
“But turning to isolationism will not solve these problems,” she warned, adding that progressive parties must join forces to build European alliances and address these challenges together.
Recall that the head of the Brothers of Italy party, Giorgia Meloni, who has a better chance of becoming prime minister if the right-wing bloc wins the election, assures that she has no intention of withdrawing Rome from the European Union.