ANSA-FACTBOX/Meloni Government Team – English
(ANSA) – ROME, OCT 22 – Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni’s cabinet is made up of 24 ministers, one more than the government of her predecessor Mario Draghi.
Only six of them are women.
Several ministries have changed their names under the new centre-right administration.
The Ministry of Economic Development became the Ministry of Business and Made in Italy.
The Ministry of Ecological Transition is now called Environment and Energy Security.
The Ministry of Agricultural Policies becomes the Ministry of Agriculture and Food Sovereignty.
Here is a list of new ministers.
MINISTER OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS AND DEPUTY PRIME MINISTER: Antonio Tajani, national coordinator of Silvio Berlusconi’s Forza Italia (FI) and former President of the European Parliament.
MINISTER OF THE INTERIOR: Matteo Piantedosi, prefect of Rome. He was chief of staff at the ministry when led by League leader Matteo Salvini between 2018 and 2019. One of many apolitical technocrats.
MINISTER OF JUSTICE: former prosecutor Carlo Nordio, MP for Meloni’s right-wing Brothers of Italy (FdI) party. The 75-year-old made a name for himself fighting left-wing Red Brigades terrorists in the 1970s and 80s and was a lesser-known member of the Clean Hands team that toppled the Italian political establishment in the early 1970s. 1990s.
DEFENSE MINISTER: Guido Crosetto, co-founder of FdI with Meloni and Senate President Ignazio La Russa.
ECONOMY MINISTER: Giancarlo Giorgetti, League bigwig and outgoing Economic Development Minister. He is considered one of the most pro-EU figures in the League.
MINISTER FOR BUSINESS AND MADE IN ITALY: Adolfo Urso, FdI.
MINISTER OF AGRICULTURE AND FOOD SOVEREIGNTY: Francesco Lollobrigida, Whip of the Lower House of the FdI.
ENVIRONMENT AND ENERGY SECURITY: Gilberto Pichetto Fratin, FI, former Deputy Governor of Piedmont.
INFRASTRUCTURE AND SUSTAINABLE MOBILITY AND DEPUTY PRIME MINISTER: Matteo Salvini, league leader.
MINISTER OF LABOUR: Marina Calderone, technocrat.
MINISTER OF EDUCATION: Giuseppe Valditara, League.
MINISTER FOR UNIVERSITY AND RESEARCH: former Minister for European Policies Anna Maria Bernini, FI.
MINISTER OF CULTURE: Gennaro Sangiugliano, technocrat, director of RAI’s Tg2 television news.
HEALTH MINISTER: Orazio Schillaci, technocrat, dean of Tor Vergata University in Rome.
TOURISM: Daniela Santanché, FdI.
RELATIONS WITH PARLIAMENT: Luca Ciriani, FdI.
MINISTER OF PUBLIC SERVICE: Paolo Zangrillo, FI.
MINISTER OF REGIONAL AFFAIRS: Roberto Calderoli, Ligue, former Minister for Reforms and former Minister for Simplification.
MINISTER FOR THE SOUTH AND THE SEA: Sebastiano Musumeci, FdI, former Governor of Sicily.
MINISTER OF SPORTS AND YOUTH: Andrea Abodi, technocrat.
MINISTER FOR THE FAMILY, NATURALITY AND EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES: Eugenia Roccella, FdI.
MINISTER FOR DISABILITY: Alessandra Locatelli, League.
MINISTER OF REFORMS: former President of the Senate Elisabetta Casellati, FI.
MINISTER FOR EUROPEAN AFFAIRS, TERRITORIAL COHENSION AND PRNR: former governor of Puglia Raffaele Fitto, FdI. (ANSA).
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