The right-wing coalition led by Giorgia Melonis Brothers of Italy party neared a landmark level of support, registering 49.8% of voter approval for Italys Sept. 25 election, in a survey by the Tecne research institute.
A strong election result by Melonis bloc could see it garner enough votes in parliament to reach a two-thirds majority. That could allow the right to push through changes to the constitution, possibly including enhanced powers for the prime ministers office or direct election of the countrys president.
The poll, which measured voter support for the election to the countrys lower house of parliament, placed the Democratic party-led center-left bloc at 30% and the anti-establishment Five Star Movement — once the countrys leading party — at 10.2%. A recently formed
centrist grouping was at 4.8%.
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The right-wing coalition, comprised of Melonis party plus Matteo Salvinis League and ex-Premier Silvio Berlusconis Forza Italia, has steadily gained ground after the Democrat-led bloc failed to widen its support by pulling in centrist forces. Brothers of Italy polled at 24.3% in the survey, leading all single parties.
Meloni, speaking in an interview with UK weekly
The Spectator, signaled that she would view a landslide victory as a mandate to amend the constitution, calling Italys current election system politically fragile and therefore unstable.