The official list of ministers of the Meloni government: all the names in the team of the new executive awaiting the oath at the Quirinale.
After the post received by the President of the Republic Sergio Mattarella, accepted without reservation, the first female premier of republican Italy Giorgia Meloni presented the list of ministers of her government. Pending the ceremony of the oath at the Quirinale and its effective installation in Palazzo Chigi, with the usual passage of the bell with which Mario Draghi will formally give way to his successor, let’s see which are the figures who will make up the new Council of Ministers.
The names of the Meloni government:
Giorgia Meloni, Prime Minister
Matteo Salvini, vice premier and Infrastructures
Antonio Tajani, Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Affairs
Giancarlo Giorgetti, Economics
Adolfo Urso, Economic Development
Paolo Zangrillo, Ecological Transition
Guido Crosetto, Defense
Matteo Piantedosi, Interior
Carlo Nordio, Justice
Marina Elvira Calderone, Work
Orazio Schillaci, Healthcare
Giuseppe Valditara, Education and Merit
Anna Maria Bernini, University and research
Gennaro Sangiuliano, Culture
Gilberto Pichetto Fratin, Public Administration
Francesco Lollobrigida, Agriculture and Food Sovereignty
Elisabetta Casellati, Reforms
Roberto Calderoli, Regional Affairs
Raffaele Fitto, European Affairs
Alessandra Locatelli, Disability
Andrea Abodi, Youth and Sport
Eugenia Roccella, Family, Birth and Equal Opportunities
Luca Ciriani Relations with the Parliament
Daniela Santanchè, Tourism
Sebastiano Musumeci, Sea and South
The center-right seems to have overcome the differences and tensions of recent days, and has found an agreement for the division of the dicasteries. The main boxes still hanging in the balance in the last few hours were Foreign Affairs and Justice. For the Farnesina, after Silvio Berlusconi’s controversial audios on Putin and Zelensky, the hypothesis of Antonio Tajani, considered by the opposition an unacceptable option, seemed to be moving away, given the considerations expressed by the Forza Italia leader on the war. But after the reassurances of the same blue number two, who reaffirmed the full sharing of the international line of Meloni pro Nato and pro Europe, and thanks also to the intervention of the EPP, the fracture has been recomposed. In addition to receiving the post of Foreign Minister, Tajani will also be Deputy Prime Minister.
The other arm wrestling concerned the chair of Justice, for which Berlusconi had proposed the former president of the Senate Elisabetta Casellati. In the end, the premier prevailed, and the post will go to the former magistrate, elected with Fdi, Carlo Nordio. Casellati, on the other hand, will go to the Reforms.
For days at the Viminale the doors seemed already closed for Matteo Salvini. The leader of the League would have liked to return to lead the Interior, to deal with immigration and security problems, but for Meloni his profile was not compatible, also given the processes still open for his past management of landings. Instead of him, the prefect Matteo Piantedosi was chosen, who had been the head of the cabinet of the Northern League leader. Salvini, on the other hand, will go to Infrastructure, where he will still be in charge of the Coast Guard.
Altogether, all the coalition parties are bringing something home. The presidencies of the Chambers have also been assigned: a League member has gone to Montecitorio, very close to Matteo Salvini, namely Lorenzo Fontana; while in Palazzo Madama sits an exponent of Fdi, Ignazio La Russa.
On Wednesday the vice-presidents of the Chamber and Senate were also elected: in Montecitorio the elected are Anna Ascani (Pd) and Sergio Costa (M5s). For the majority, Fabio Rampelli (FdI) and Giorgio Mulè (Forza Italia) were chosen. At Palazzo Madama, Anna Rossomando (Democratic Party) and Mariolina Castellone (5-star Movement) were elected as representatives of the opposition. For the majority Gian Marco Centinaio (Lega) and Maurizio Gasparri (Brothers of Italy). The Third Pole was instead excluded from the agreement for vice presidencies.