Future Italian Prime Minister George Meloni on Friday, after receiving a mandate to form a new government, announced the names of candidates for key ministerial positions.
It is reported by “European truth” with reference to ANSA.
The Ministry of the Interior will be headed by the representative of the “League” Matteo Piantedosi, who has already worked there as chief of staff in the government of Matteo Salvini, and until recently served as prefect of Rome.
The Minister of Defense, at the suggestion of Meloni, should be the co-founder of the “Brothers of Italy” Guido Crosetto. He has a long experience in politics, but in 2018 he left it and devoted himself to the family business.
Another important ministry – foreign affairs will be headed by a representative of “Forward, Italy!” Antonio Tajani. He was President of the European Parliament from 2017 to 2019. Tajani will also be Deputy Prime Minister.
In the end, the leader of the “League” Matteo Salvini will combine the posts of Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Infrastructure.
Earlier on Friday, Italian President Sergio Mattarella instructed Brothers of Italy leader Giorgia Meloni to form a future government. She must take the oath of head of government on Saturday at 10:00 local time (11:00) Kyiv time and thus become the first woman to serve as prime minister.
Meloni’s “Brothers of Italy” party won the parliamentary elections at the end of September, uniting with other right-wing forces “Forward Italia” Silvio Berlusconi and “League” Matteo Salvini.
For the government to be officially approved, it must receive a majority of votes in both houses of parliament, where representatives of the right-wing bloc already occupy the main positions.
Agreements to form a government in Italy are taking place against the backdrop of a number of contradictions between coalition members. In particular, Meloni had to react to the attacks of Berlusconi, who directly accused Ukraine and its President Volodymyr Zelensky of the war.
Meloni assured that her government will have a “clear, unambiguous line of foreign policy” and she will demand “clarity” from all ministers on this issue. She assured that Italy is fully and proudly part of Europe and NATO, and whoever does not agree with this cornerstone cannot be part of the government.