Meloni casts ballot, exit polls confirm her election win

STORY: A right-wing alliance led by Giorgia Meloni's Brothers of Italy party looks set to win a clear majority in the next parliament, exit polls said on Sunday (September 25) after voting ended in an Italian national election.

An exit poll for Italy's SKY said the bloc of conservative parties, that also includes Matteo Salvini's League and Silvio Berlusconi's Forza Italia party, won over 40%, enough to guarantee control of both houses of parliament.

Meloni had been due to vote at 11.00 a.m. but her party announced she would vote closer to when polls closed to avoid a media frenzy.