Meloni government sworn in at Quirinal Palace

Giorgia Meloni and President Sergio Mattarella

 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 

 Crosetto Defence

 Santanchè Tourism

 Schillaci health

  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

 Locatelli disability

 Giorgetti Economy 

 Nordio justice

 Lollobrigida Agriculture