Rome: Neo-fascist party leader Georgia Meloni was sworn in on Saturday as Italy’s first far-right prime minister since World War II. Meloni (45) took the oath of office before the President of Italy at the Presidential Palace. With this, she has become the first female Prime Minister of Italy. His Brothers of Italy party got the most votes in last month’s national election. Meloni announced his cabinet on Friday.
She will lead a coalition government that includes the right-wing League of Matteo Salvinic and the Froza Italia party, headed by former prime minister Silvio Berlusconi. Meloni promised to remain loyal to the Republic of Italy established after the war and to act in the national interest, as per the tradition of the swearing-in ceremony. After being sworn in, Meloni signed the affidavit and was followed by President Sergio Matarella as head of state and guardian of the constitution.
Constitution made after the fall of Mussolini
This constitution was drafted soon after the fall of the fascist dictator Benito Mussolini and the Second World War. Meloni was followed by ministers in his cabinet, five of whom are experts and do not represent any party, while six women have also been inducted into the cabinet. Meloni will chair the first cabinet meeting on Sunday.
The elections were held on 25 September
His government will replace the government led by Mario Draghi, the former head of the European Central Bank who was appointed by Mattarella in 2021 to lead the country’s national unity government hit by the pandemic. Meloni’s party was the only political party that refused to join Draghi’s national unity government and called for elections. General elections were held in Italy on the 25th of last month.