Giorgia Meloni and the 24 ministers of her Cabinet were sworn into the hands of the President of the Republic, Sergio Mattarella. After being sworn in at the Quirinal Palace, the first woman prime minister in the history of Italy, along with her team of ministers, posed for the customary photo with Mattarella. Afterwards there was a brief exchange of greetings with the President of the Republic in the Hall of Mirrors.
Yesterday, Meloni had arrived at the Quirinale in a white 500, where after a long talk with President of the Republic Sergio Mattarella, she had formally received the post of Prime Minister.
After more than an hour-long consultation, the leader of the Fratelli d’Italia party read out the list of ministers presented and approved by Mattarella.
Ministers without portfolio
LUCA CIRIANI: Relations with Parliament
GILBERTO PICHETTO FRATIN: Public Administration
ROBERTO CALDEROLI: Regional Affairs and Autonomies
NELLO MUSUMECI: Maritime policies and the South
RAFFAELE FITTO: European affairs, PNRR
ANDREA ABODI: Sports
EUGENIA ROCELLA: Family, natality, equal opportunities
ALESSANDRA LOCATELLI: Disability
MARIA ELISABETTA ALBERTI CASELLATI: Institutional Reforms
Ministers with portfolio
ANTONIO TAJANI: Foreign Affairs, Vice President of the Council
MATTEO PIANTEDOSI: Interior
CARLO NORDIO: Justice
GUIDO CROSETTO: Defense
GIANCARLO GIORGETTI: Economy
ADOLFO URSO: Economic Development and Made in Italy
FRANCESCO LOLLOBRIGIDA: Agricultural Policies
PAOLO ZANGRILLO: Ecological Transition
MATTEO SALVINI: Infrastructure, Vice President of the Council
MARINA CALDERONE: Labor
GIUSEPPE VALDITARA: Education
ANNAMARIA BERNINI: University
GENNARO SANGIULIANO: Culture
ORAZIO SCHILLACI: Health
DANIELA SANTANCHÈ: Tourism
“This time it was fast”, Sergio Mattarella said as he came out of the consultation, “it was less than a month from the date of the elections: it was possible because of the clarity of the election outcome and it was necessary to proceed quickly also in view of the domestic and international conditions that demand a government in the fullness of its tasks”.
“The outgoing government”, he concluded, “in exactly three months from the date of the dissolution of the Chambers, has met the needs of leading the country by concluding its activity with the European Council. I thank it once again. In the same spirit of cooperation, I extend my best wishes for good work to the new government, which will begin its work from tomorrow morning after being sworn in.”