Giorgia Meloni presents his government

Giorgia Meloni, leader of the Fratelli d’Italia party, winner of the legislative elections, presented the composition of her government on Friday after accepting the task entrusted by President Sergio Mattarella.

Meloni, 45, becomes the first woman called to this function in the history of the country. His government, made up of 24 ministers, will take the oath on Saturday morning at 08:00 GMT at the Quirinal Palace in Rome.

Giancarlo Giorgetti, Minister for Economic Development under outgoing Prime Minister Mario Draghi, has been appointed Minister for the Economy.

Giorgetti, 55, is seen as a powerful but discreet figure in Matteo Salvini’s (extreme right) League, of which he is considered one of the most moderate and pro-European representatives.

Former President of the European Parliament Antonio Tajani, member of Forza Italia, is appointed to Foreign Affairs.

MEP Raffaele Fitto, co-president of the European Conservatives and Reformists Group, chaired by Giorgia Meloni, inherits the European Affairs portfolio.

Matteo Salvini is also taking over the Infrastructure and Transport portfolio.

Technocrat Matteo Piantedosi, 59, who has spent his entire career in the prefectural and senior civil service, arrives at the Interior Ministry in a nationalist government for which security and immigration issues are strategic.

Deputy Carlo Nordio was appointed Minister of Justice, while Guido Crosetto was appointed to Defence.

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