Italy's main opposition party has a new leader, who promises to take it in a new direction.
Rome and Berlin swing rightwards
A state election in Berlin boosts the centre-right, while two state elections in Italy boost prime minister Meloni's party – which may also have ambitions to count as centre-right.
Two new prime ministers
Italy gets a new prime minister and Britain is about to do the same. They face very different challenges.
Sweden gets a government
A new right-of-centre government is ready to take office in Sweden, but without the actual participation of the far right. Meanwhile, negotiations for a new government continue in Italy.
Why not try democracy?
Italy's prospective right-wing government is not the choice of most Italian voters – a fact that you might not learn from the media coverage.
Italy turns Trumpist?
Alarm bells in Europe as the right scores a clear victory in Italy. The comparison with America's Trump moment is instructive.
Election preview: Italy
A century on, Mussolini's heirs look set to return to power in Italy. How worried should we be?
Populism or fascism?
Does Italy's recent experience show populists losing ground to the far right? Or is that a misunderstanding of what "populism" is all about?
Mr Salvini & the Russians
Italy's three right-of-centre parties are co-operating to try to win government, but their very different positions on the war in Ukraine may herald a serious problem.
Italy heads to the polls
An early election has been scheduled for September in Italy after the collapse of the Draghi government. Unless their opponents can pull something out of the hat, the right is set for a majority – possibly a fractious one.