European Parliament elections 2024 in Italy

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Compilation of information resources focusing on the election for the European Parliament, as it happened in Italy on 8-9 June 2024. It seeks to provide an overview of the electoral campaign in the country and the immediate aftermath of the election.

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This election takes place as part of the wider European Parliament elections held in June 2024 in the 27 Member States of the European Union (EU). In Italy, party-list proportional representation is in place to elect its members of the European Parliament (MEPs). Two levels were introduced: a national level dividing the seats among parties and a constituency level to distribute them among candidates in open lists. Five constituencies were established, each including 2–5 regions of Italy and each electing a fixed number of MEPs.

The rising popularity of the far-right was at the core of the narrative prior to this election, similar to the realities across many other EU Member States. In this context, media outlets have focused particularly on the role to be played by Italy's Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni in bringing different far-right parties together to form an alternative majority in the European Parliament.

The elections in Italy resulted in a victory for Meloni's Fratelli d'Italia (28.8%) followed by the centre-left Partito Democratico (24.1%) and the non-aligned Movimento 5 Stelle (10%).

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Commentary and Analysis
European Policy Centre (EPC): Discussion Papers, 13/12/2023: Disinformation ahead of the EU Parliamentary Elections: A snapshot from Bulgaria, Germany, and Italy
The Parliament Magazine, 16/02/2024: Why von der Leyen is courting Italy’s Meloni ahead of a likely reelection bid
London School of Economics (LSE): EUROPP Blog, 23/04/2024: Italy: the 2024 European Parliament elections – all change?
Foreign Policy: Analysis, 17/05/2024: Giorgia Meloni Is Europe’s New Kingmaker
The Economist, 23/05/2024: Pragmatist or pasionaria? As the Euro-elections loom, Giorgia Meloni guards her right flank
Politico, 28/05/2024: A Meloni-Le Pen super group? Not so fast.
The New European, 05/06/2024: Who leads the European hard right: Meloni or Le Pen?
The Conversation, 10/06/2024: EU elections: how Italy’s far-right leader Giorgia Meloni framed her politics throughout the campaign
Contemporary Italian Politics: Editorial, 16/06/2024: Italy the day after the European parliament elections of 8 and 9 June

The Guardian, 19/04/2024: EU election candidacy could see Italian antifascist freed from Hungarian jail
The Local (Italy), 28/04/2024: Italian PM Meloni to stand in EU Parliament elections
Politico, 28/04/2024: Italy’s PM Giorgia Meloni to run in EU election
Reuters, 28/04/2024: Italy PM Meloni announces candidacy at EU election
The Telegraph, 28/04/2024: Giorgia Meloni accused of ‘stunt’ as she announces she will run in European elections
RFI News, 29/04/2024: Italy's PM Meloni to stand in EU elections to boost ruling far-right party
Associated Press (AP News), 30/04/2024: Italy’s League party picks a provocative candidate for European Parliament election
Le Monde, 30/04/2024: Italy's Prime Minister Meloni intends to personalize the EU elections
Politico, 11/05/2024: Italy’s Meloni, Schlein to face off in May 23 TV debate ahead of EU election
The Guardian, 16/05/2024: Former British MEP running for election to European parliament in Italy
Euronews, 06/05/2024: Far right leads in Italy ahead of European parliamentary elections: Euronews poll
EurActiv, 21/05/2024: Meloni seeks to unite Europe’s right parties, edges closer to Le Pen
RFI News, 23/05/2024: France’s Le Pen hints at far-right alliance with Italy’s Meloni
Politico, 26/05/2024: Le Pen to Meloni: Let’s team up and form EU Parliament’s No. 2 group
The Guardian, 27/05/2024: Le Pen invites Meloni to form ‘super-group’ in European parliament
Euronews, 28/05/2024: Courted by Le Pen and von der Leyen, powerbroker Meloni holds the cards ahead of EU election
Reuters, 29/05/2024: Le Pen and Meloni should work together after EU election, Hungary's Orban says
Associated Press (AP News), 01/06/2024: European vote could tip the balance on Meloni’s far-right agenda in Italy
The Guardian, 08/06/2024: Giorgia Meloni could be EU kingmaker as Italy goes to polls
Deutsche Welle, 08/06/2024: European elections: Italy begins vote for next EU parliament
BBC News, 08/06/2024: Giorgia Meloni gets personal as Italy votes in EU poll
RTÉ News, 08/06/2024: Italy votes in EU election with Meloni poised as powerbroker
Associated Press (AP News), 10/06/2024: Italy’s Premier Meloni gets domestic, European boost from EU election win
Euronews, 10/06/2024: Italy: PM Meloni established as kingmaker as party secures win in elections
Le Monde, 10/06/2024: EU election results: Giorgia Meloni consolidates her position both in Italy and in Europe
EurActiv, 10/06/2024: Italy’s far-right Giorgia Meloni emerges stronger from EU vote

Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation: European Elections 2024

Wikipedia: 2024 European Parliament election in Italy

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