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Italy confronts its fascist past as the right prepares for power

Giorgia Meloni is on course to become prime minister.

Her critics say she leads a party infiltrated by fascists

  • Hannah Roberts
  • Politico

ROME — There are some crimes that come to define a moment in history.

The brutal killing of a Nigerian street vendor in Italy may be one.

The public discourse over the murder of Alika Ogorchukwu, beaten to death in front of bystanders in the coastal town of Civitanova Marche, has laid bare the divisions in society as Italians prepare to vote in a snap election next month.

For some, the killing is the fault of years of hate-stoking anti-immigrant rhetoric from politicians on the right, with disturbing echoes of fascism.

Others accuse the…

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