Meloni government sworn in at Quirinal Palace
ROME – Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni's center-right government was sworn in at the Quirinal Palace Saturday with Italy's first woman prime minister pledging "to serve with pride."
Meloni accepted a mandate Friday to form the government and presented her list of ministers to President Sergio Mattarella.
Despite opposition misgivings about the support of Forza Italia leader Silvio Berlusconi for Russian president Vladimir Putin, his choice for foreign minister Antonio Tajani remained on the list of new government ministers while League leader Matteo Salvini was named as minister for Infrastructure and together with Tajani is appointed a deputy prime minister.
Following was the list of ministers:
Matteo Piantedosi Interior Minister
Mantovano cabinet under secretary
Matteo Salvini Infrastructure and deputy PM
Tajani Foreign Minister, deputy PM
Roccella, Family, birth rate and equal opportunity
Calderoli regional affairs
Pichetto civil service
Ciriani relations with parliament
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