Far-right leader Meloni tells Italians 'don't be afraid'

Famous for being small of stature but very loud of voice, Giorgia Meloni was addressing a campaign rally just outside Naples, in the working town of Caserta.

She bellowed her economic promises at the nodding, cheering crowd.

She would change Italy, she promised, investing in its strengths, standing up for its interests in Brussels, cracking down on uncontrolled immigration, protecting Italian families and the disadvantaged, while forcing those who can work off benefits.

Her supporters say 'she makes sense'.