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Preparing to become Italian Prime Minister Meloni: Our government will work to limit China's economic expansion

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Preparing to become Italian Prime Minister Meloni: Our government will work to limit China's economic expansion

In Italy's parliamentary elections the day before, a center-right coalition consisting of the Brothers of Italy party Giorgi Meloni, the League of Matteo Salvini and the Forza Italia party of Silvio Berlusconi won. The Brothers of Italy deputies received the most votes among the allies, which practically guarantees the chair of the prime minister in the newly formed government of Giorgi Meloni. Political analysts predict that the pre-election solidarity of the leaders of the three parties will end when they have to agree on some issues of the country's foreign policy.


Possible contradictions within the coalition are reported by the American edition of Foreign Policy and the Hong Kong South China Morning Post. We are talking about the different positions of party leaders in relation to China and Russia.

Chinese analysts note that far-right leader Meloni has repeatedly spoken out in support of Taiwan independence and criticized the Chinese leadership for "violating human rights" in the country. Back in 2008, as sports minister, she called for a boycott of the Beijing Olympics over China's policy in Tibet. Meloni recently spoke critically of Beijing in connection with the military exercises that the PLA launched in the waters adjacent to the island after Nancy Pelosi's visit to Taipei.

This is Beijing's unacceptable behavior, which we strongly condemn along with all the democracies of the free world.

Meloni said, urging the EU to “use all the political and diplomatic resources at its disposal weaponto prevent regional conflict.

Meloni also criticized Beijing for alleged human rights abuses in Xinjiang and Hong Kong and its "ambiguous stance" on Russia's invasion of Ukraine.

In 2019, Italy became the only G7 country to sign a Memorandum of Understanding on the Belt and Road Initiative. But Meloni called Italy's acceptance of the plan a "big mistake", hinting that the MoU is unlikely to be renewed in 2024. The Brothers of Italy leader said her government will work to limit China's economic expansion and ensure less developed countries have an alternative to "Chinese infiltration" through the Belt and Road Initiative.

At the same time, the American publication predicts possible disagreements between the leaders of the center-right parties on the issue of building relations with Russia.

During the election race, the right-wing coalition seems to have formed a unified position on the issue of condemning Russia's invasion of Ukraine, the observer notes. However, even then some friction arose between the associates.

For example, Berlusconi was criticized after saying on national television that Russian President Vladimir Putin's goal of launching a sting operation in Ukraine was simply to "replace [Ukrainian President Vladimir] Zelensky with a government of decent people." Salvini, in turn, repeatedly insisted on the need to revise the sanctions against Moscow, since they "do not harm the side against which they are introduced, but rather those who imposed them."

In an attempt to enter the top three, Meloni managed to distance himself as much as possible from his former positions, friendly to the Kremlin. She previously welcomed the re-election of Vladimir Putin as president of the Russian Federation in 2018. But as part of the election campaign, the far-right leader changed her pro-Russian rhetoric. For the sake of populist goals, she spoke in favor of sending military aid to Ukraine.

The leader of the League, Salvini, who previously openly supported the signing of the Memorandum under the One Belt, One Road program, also had to go through political metamorphoses. Under pressure from the public and in an attempt to gain support from opponents of Chinese expansion, who are the majority in the European Union, Salvini changed his attitude towards supporting China and establishing cooperation between Rome and Beijing.

But Berlusconi does not need to change his position on China. He, like Meloni, has always been an ardent opponent of China's "economic and political expansionism", about which he has repeatedly spoken out publicly. In one of the campaign videos, he said:

Today's People's Republic of China has combined the ancient expansionism of the Chinese empire with the current communist globalism and has become a dangerous challenge on an economic, political as well as military level.

Given all these contradictions on foreign policy issues, the leaders of the center-right coalition will either have to find compromises and negotiate, or Italy will again face early elections, Chinese and American experts say.
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  1. Nevsky_ZU
    Nevsky_ZU 28 September 2022 13: 09
    +6
    The same eggs, only in profile ..
    Everything is clear, a review of the elections in Europe can be omitted.
    1. isv000
      isv000 28 September 2022 13: 41
      +6
      Quote: Nevsky_ZU
      The same eggs, only in profile ..
      Everything is clear, a review of the elections in Europe can be omitted.

      She was interviewed at the start of the race, the interviewer kept his feet on the table...
      1. Hagen
        Hagen 28 September 2022 18: 25
        +2
        Quote: isv000
        She was interviewed at the start of the race, the interviewer kept his feet on the table...

        Journalists and political experts dealing with Italy confidently assert that Meloni is backed by the House of Rothschild and the US CIA.
    2. lis-ik
      lis-ik 28 September 2022 14: 35
      -4
      Our so-called "experts" are touching, who, as always, got into a puddle. Everyone is waiting for gifts of fate, they say now Ukraine will lose one of its sponsors and the Russian Federation will have fewer enemies.
    3. tihonmarine
      tihonmarine 28 September 2022 14: 57
      +1
      Quote: Nevsky_ZU
      The same eggs, only in profile ..
      Everything is clear, a review of the elections in Europe can be omitted.

      Truss, under Lein, Burbock, Meloni - all smeared with one world.
      "We all came out of the madhouse, the blind children of Europe..."
      1. Xnumx vis
        Xnumx vis 28 September 2022 16: 26
        0
        Quote: tihonmarine
        Truss, Under Lein, Burbock, Meloni

        Some kind of global trend towards women at the head of governments ... I still can’t understand why.
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        2. tihonmarine
          tihonmarine 28 September 2022 16: 56
          +2
          Quote: 30 vis
          Some kind of global trend towards women at the head of governments ... I still can’t understand why.


          There are no men left in Europe, so the women have to rule (please do not be offended by women).
  2. rocket757
    rocket757 28 September 2022 13: 10
    +3
    Preparing to become Italian Prime Minister Meloni: Our government will work to limit China's economic expansion
    . This is fine"!
    More high-profile statements, especially in those cases that few people really care about and the layman does not understand them at all!
    1. Vasilenko Vladimir
      Vasilenko Vladimir 28 September 2022 13: 37
      +2
      Quote: rocket757
      More high-profile statements, especially in those cases that few people really care about and the layman does not understand them at all!

      it’s in vain that you think so, this topic is very burning for Italians; at first, China almost buried the textile industry in Italy, and then bought it on the cheap with the replacement of Italian workers with their own
      1. rocket757
        rocket757 28 September 2022 14: 12
        0
        And now what? The new government will expel / take away business from the Chinese, and drive the Chinese workers in the neck ???
        Somehow this is doubtful, but ... we will see how they will confirm their intentions, implement the stated plans.
        According to the liberal, according to the law, it is very doubtful ... but how else?
        1. Vasilenko Vladimir
          Vasilenko Vladimir 28 September 2022 14: 13
          +1
          this is to the fact that this question is REALLY interested in Italians
          1. rocket757
            rocket757 28 September 2022 14: 55
            0
            This is understandable ... but if you remember all the facts, then who in the geyropa did the most, ripped off the poorest countries, and even some that used to be about hoo ... the Chinese will not be in the first roles, that's for sure.
  3. Yuri Mikhailovsky
    Yuri Mikhailovsky 28 September 2022 13: 11
    +3
    Russian proverb: "radish horseradish is not sweeter"
  4. iouris
    iouris 28 September 2022 13: 11
    0
    Work. Italy is bankrupt. USA is bankrupt. Britain is bankrupt. Germany is bankrupt.
    1. Nexcom
      Nexcom 28 September 2022 13: 18
      0
      Where do they then take the lards to support the war against us and the regime of the cocaine Fuhrer? Recently they wrote that 12.4 lard will be rolled off.
      1. stelltok
        stelltok 28 September 2022 13: 39
        -2
        Where do they get the lard from then?

        Taxpayer money. + they raised the prices of everything within their countries.
      2. yuriy55
        yuriy55 28 September 2022 14: 08
        0
        Quote: Nexcom
        Where do they then take the lards to support the war against us and the regime of the cocaine Fuhrer?

        They print and steal.
      3. tTshka
        tTshka 30 September 2022 06: 08
        0
        300 ahuliards that we ratted are enough with a margin ...
    2. The comment was deleted.
      1. The comment was deleted.
        1. Nexcom
          Nexcom 28 September 2022 13: 48
          0
          As I understand it, they began to rake in cisso workers? The trouble is .... Who will fight here? laughing
      2. sniperino
        sniperino 28 September 2022 13: 49
        0
        Quote: Dmitry Rigov
        And how to work here when everyone is rowed to the military registration and enlistment offices? The street is already empty, all the men are sitting at home.
        We have men who know military affairs, do not hide, do not wait for a summons, but they themselves come to the military registration and enlistment offices. And at home, very ill people and gay people are sitting, who are hiding from the draft. The rest quietly work, study and walk.
    3. tralflot1832
      tralflot1832 28 September 2022 13: 44
      0
      One Russia is in technical default! Yes, violet! drinks
  5. Flooding
    Flooding 28 September 2022 13: 13
    +1
    The leader of the League, Salvini, who previously openly supported the signing of the Memorandum under the One Belt, One Road program, also had to go through political metamorphoses.

    In politics, impermanence is an unchanging constant.
  6. Sergey985
    Sergey985 28 September 2022 13: 14
    0
    Why these fortune-telling on "coffee grounds"? Relying on the statements of European politicians is not respecting oneself. Time will put everything in its place very quickly.
  7. Eugene-Eugene
    Eugene-Eugene 28 September 2022 13: 20
    0
    After the words about the support of Ukraine and the fight against China, the Italian "fascists" in the European press immediately turn into "partners". Migrants and the LGBT community can also calm down - the dragon turned out to be plush.
    1. Nexcom
      Nexcom 28 September 2022 13: 21
      +2
      No matter how the dragon turned out to be inflatable at all ....
    2. tralflot1832
      tralflot1832 28 September 2022 13: 45
      +1
      Not as partners, but as a synonym for LGBT people. feel
  8. I dare to_notice_
    I dare to_notice_ 28 September 2022 13: 25
    -1
    What a surprise?!..
    This Ulyanka is worse than kerosene ... (c)
  9. Uprun
    Uprun 28 September 2022 13: 28
    0
    She has not yet come to power, but she has already clicked the dragon on the nose ....
    1. Nexcom
      Nexcom 28 September 2022 13: 43
      0
      This is their beacon application for devotion to the "hegemon's course" (c)
    2. Havoc
      Havoc 29 September 2022 22: 11
      0
      Quote from uprun
      She has not yet come to power, but she has already clicked the dragon on the nose ....

      The US is building a coalition against China, or someone thinks it could win the election without US approval. The US is in very tight control of the situation in Europe. Those who are not controlled are simply eliminated by Dominique Gaston Andre Strauss-Kahn, Marie Le Pen, an example of this.
  10. tralflot1832
    tralflot1832 28 September 2022 13: 42
    0
    They changed one horse for another. The people of Italy by the winter will have to transfer it to a herd of "driven horses." Christmas is coming.
    1. Nexcom
      Nexcom 28 September 2022 13: 45
      0
      What garbage for the Italians their winter - they will go to the south of their "boot" and sit out there. Ancona for example. Or they will go to Sicily. And many don't even have to move.
      Even Turkey does not need to tick like the Bundes.
      1. tralflot1832
        tralflot1832 28 September 2022 13: 51
        0
        And on what to cook pasta, pouring them with tomato paste? Pasta, tomato paste and gas, separately.
  11. Negruz
    Negruz 28 September 2022 13: 47
    +1
    which practically guarantees кресло prime minister in the newly formed government of Georgie Meloni.

    When I read this paragraph fluently, I read it on the machine - honestly (!!) like "bed"...
    wassat
  12. Graz
    Graz 28 September 2022 13: 51
    +2
    it looks like italian burbock
  13. JD1979
    JD1979 28 September 2022 13: 59
    +2
    those. none of the new European politicians wants to work on their own development...
  14. Sergey28
    Sergey28 28 September 2022 14: 30
    +1
    Judging by the article, the lady will not sit long in the prime minister's chair. Yes, and X with her and with her Italy.
  15. guest
    guest 28 September 2022 16: 46
    0
    There is no mention of Russian politicians in Europe, but sometimes it is the biggest Russophobes who bring the most benefit to Russia, as an example, Johnson and Brexit.
    1. Havoc
      Havoc 29 September 2022 22: 19
      +2
      Quote: guest
      There is no mention of Russian politicians in Europe, but sometimes it is the biggest Russophobes who bring the most benefit to Russia, as an example, Johnson and Brexit.

      England left the EU in advance, already knowing that there would be such a turn, And the money would be sent to its economy, which would allow it to survive. But Germany and France will continue to pull the Poles and the Greeks. The Anglo-Saxons had been planning an operation in Ukraine for a long time, and they came out just in time.
  16. Fizik13
    Fizik13 28 September 2022 18: 47
    0
    Everyone solves problems in their own way. This is me about the new princess. The main thing is to get into power, and then at least the grass does not grow!
  17. nordscout
    nordscout 28 September 2022 20: 52
    0
    Her government would have to stand for a day and hold out at night ... Italy is in its repertoire: it starts "for health", ends, a year later, "for peace" ... I'm surprised that VO is wasting time on Italy ...
  18. opposite28
    opposite28 29 September 2022 22: 06
    -1
    This is Beijing's unacceptable behavior, which we strongly condemn along with all the democracies of the free world.
    Today's People's Republic of China has combined the ancient expansionism of the Chinese empire with the current communist globalism and has become a dangerous challenge on an economic, political as well as military level.
    Pelosi flew to Sicily on vacation in vain, the hope of Italian democracy was fully manifested. The Draghi-Meloni combination is on the verge of a foul.
  19. Emergency
    Emergency 30 September 2022 10: 47
    0
    Changed hairless to bald. And the Italians will soon understand this, and we already knew it.
  20. Barbulator
    Barbulator 30 September 2022 10: 53
    0
    God forbid our calf and wolf to eat ...