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 2022
Meloni in 2022
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
Personal details
Born (1977-01-15) 15 January 1977 (age 46)
Rome, Italy
Political partyFdI (since 2012)
Other political
  • MSI (1992–1995)
  • AN (1995–2009)
  • PdL (2009–2012)
Domestic partnerAndrea Giambruno

Meloni was Minister of Youth from 2008 to 2011.[2] Member of the Chamber of Deputies since 2006. In 2019 she became a singer, her first single is “Io sono Giorgia (Genitore 1, Genitore 2)”.

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]

References change

  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.

Other websites change

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