Poland’s president slams EU leaders for ‘haughtiness, arrogance and contempt’ over Italy’s election results

President Andrzej Duda has condemned the reactions of many mainstream European leaders to Georgia Meloni’s victory in the Italian general election

editor: Grzegorz Adamczyk
author: dorzeczy.pl

The weekend’s general election in Italy saw a clear victory for the Italian right, with Georgia Meloni’s Brothers of Italy party obtaining 26 percent of the popular vote. Meloni is now likely to be nominated as the new prime minister of Italy. 

The outcome of the Italian election was not welcomed by EU leaders such as Ursula von der Leyen and the French Prime Minister Elisabeth Borne. Interviewed by French television, the French prime minister said she would observe the new government of Italy to see if human rights and values such as abortion rights are observed. 

Polish President Andrzej Duda took to social media to comment on such reactions.

“What a show of superiority complex, haughtiness, arrogance and contempt towards the democratic process to say about an election result in another country procured by its people ‘the wrong people won. They have chosen badly! We must grab that country and its authorities by the throat,’” wrote Poland’s president in an emotional post.

As Remix News reported yesterday, many conservative politicians and commentators in Poland along with mainstream European media outlets see the results of the Italian general election as a serious blow to the European establishment.

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