Italian President Sergio Mattarella has officially entrusted the creation of the country’s government to the leader of the far-right Brothers of Italy party, George Meloni, according to the office of the Italian president.
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Meloni became the first woman prime minister in Italian history.
According to the new prime minister, Antonio Tajani (former head of the European Parliament, Forward Italy) will become the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Minister of Infrastructure and Transport – Matteo Salvini (“League of the North”), Minister of Finance – Giancarlo Giorgetti (“League of the North”), Minister of Defense – Guido Crosetto (“Brothers of Italy”), Minister of Justice – Carlo Nordio (“Brothers of Italy”), Minister of the Interior – Matteo Piantedosi ( “League of the North”).
The new government will be sworn in on Saturday.
- 26 September Democratic Party of Italy admitted defeat in the parliamentary elections.
- On September 28, Meloni promised Zelensky “support for the freedom of the Ukrainian people.”
- On October 20, Meloni announced that the new government would be “pro-European and pro-NATO.”
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