Giorgia Meloni

Prime Minister of Italy since 2022

Giorgia Meloni (born 15 January 1977) is an Italian politician and journalist who is the Prime Minister of Italy since 2022. She has also been the president of Fratelli d'Italia since 2014.[1]

Giorgia Meloni
Meloni in 2023
Official portrait, 2023
Prime Minister of Italy
Assumed office
22 October 2022
PresidentSergio Mattarella
DeputyAntonio Tajani
Matteo Salvini
Preceded byMario Draghi
President of Brothers of Italy
Assumed office
8 March 2014
Preceded byIgnazio La Russa
President of the European Conservatives and Reformists Party
Assumed office
29 September 2020
Preceded byJan Zahradil
Minister of Youth
In office
8 May 2008 – 16 November 2011
Prime MinisterSilvio Berlusconi
Preceded byGiovanna Melandri
Succeeded byAndrea Riccardi
Vice President of the Chamber of Deputies
In office
4 May 2006 – 28 April 2008
PresidentFausto Bertinotti
Member of the Chamber of Deputies
Assumed office
28 April 2006
Constituency
Personal details
Born (1977-01-15) 15 January 1977 (age 47)
Rome, Italy
Political partyFdI (since 2012)
Other political
affiliations
  • MSI (1992–1995)
  • AN (1995–2009)
  • PdL (2009–2012)
Domestic partnerAndrea Giambruno
Children1
Websitegiorgiameloni.it

Meloni was Minister of Youth from 2008 to 2011.[2] She was also a member of the Chamber of Deputies since 2006.

In a record-low voter turnout election, exit polls projected that the centre-right coalition would win a majority of seats in the 2022 Italian general election. Meloni was crowned the winner of the election with her party, FdI, receiving a plurality of seats, and per agreement with the centre-right coalition, the largest party in the coalition would nominate the next prime minister which made her the frontrunner.

On 21 October 2022, President Sergio Mattarella designated her as the next Prime Minister of Italy, making her the first woman to hold this office.[3]

After she became prime minister, people have debated how right-wing a Meloni-led government would be. Many commentators have described it as Italy's first far-right-led government since World War II,[4] and Meloni as the first far-right leader since Benito Mussolini, and some academics also described it as the most right-wing government since 1945.[5][6]

References

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  1. "Giorgia Meloni eletta presidente di Fratelli d'Italia". Sky TG 24. 2014-03-08.[permanent dead link]
  2. "Giorgia Meloni". Il Sole 24 Ore.
  3. "Far-right leader Giorgia Meloni named as Italy's first female prime minister". CNN. 22 October 2022.
  4. Barry, Colleen; Cook, Lorne (26 September 2022). "Italy's EU partners vigilant as far right set to take power". AP News. Associated Press. Archived from the original on 26 September 2022. Retrieved 27 September 2022.
  5. Leali, Giorgio; Roberts, Hannah (25 September 2022). "Italy on track to elect most right-wing government since Mussolini". Politico. Archived from the original on 26 September 2022. Retrieved 27 September 2022.
  6. Braithwaite, Sharon; DiDonato, Valentina; Fox, Kara; Mortensen, Antonia; Nadeau, Barbie Latza; Ruotolo, Nicola (26 September 2022). "Giorgia Meloni claims victory to become Italy's most far-right prime minister since Mussolini". CNN. Archived from the original on 26 September 2022. Retrieved 26 September 2022.

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