To cite the article:
Alessandro Chiaramonte, Vincenzo Emanuele, Nicola Maggini & Aldo Paparo (2023). Radical-Right Surge in a Deinstitutionalised Party System: The 2022 Italian General Election. South European Society and Politics, DOI: 10.1080/13608746.2022.2160088
The 2022 Italian general election marked a new step in the unprecedented instability experienced by the Italian party system over the past 15 years. This article presents and discusses the outcome of the election within the deinstitutionalised Italian party system. The most remarkable results were the unprecedented success of the radical-right FDI (Fratelli d’Italia – Brothers of Italy) led by Giorgia Meloni (who would become the first female prime minister in Italy) and a historic drop in voter turnout. In particular, by employing original individual-level survey data, we investigate the impact of territory on the vote, the individual-level dynamics behind the results, and the overall picture emerging in terms of the Italian party system.