Far right leader Giorgia Meloni sworn in as Italian Prime Minister
Written by First Choice Radio on 22 October 2022
She’s the first female premier and the country’s first far-right leader since the end of the Second World War
Giorgia Meloni, whose political party has neo-fascist roots, has been sworn in as Italy’s first woman premier.
Ms Meloni, 45, took the oath of office before the Italian president at the presidential palace.
Her Brothers of Italy party was the top vote-getter in last month’s national election.
Ms Meloni announced her cabinet on Friday evening.
Her coalition allies include the right-wing League of Matteo Salvini and the conservative Forza Italia party headed by former premier Silvio Berlusconi.
Published: by Radio NewsHub