She could become Italy’s first female leader — and its first far-right one since Mussolini

Giorgia Meloni has been called a fascist, an extremist and — to an extent — a de facto heir to 20th century dictator Benito Mussolini.

She also seems well on her way to becoming Italy’s next prime minister, favored by many voters weary of the country’s fractious politics and resigned to trying someone new. New, and highly controversial.

Italy, which has seen seven governments in 11 years, holds parliamentary elections on Sunday . Meloni’s Brothers of Italy party has been leading preelection polls. If it prevails, she would become the nation’s first female…

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