Giorgia Meloni named as Italy's first female Prime Minister

ROME-Giorgia Meloni was on Friday named as Italy's first woman prime minister and chose her cabinet team, setting her seal on the country's most right-wing government since World War Two.
Italian President Sergio Mattarella (second from left) welcomes new Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni at the Quirinal Palace in Rome on Saturday. (Photo by ANSA VIA AFP).

Meloni, head of the nationalist Brothers of Italy, swept to victory in an election last month in alliance with Silvio Berlusconi's Forza Italia and Matteo Salvini's League.

Her government-Italy's 68th since 1946 - will replace a national unity administration led by former European Central Bank head Mario Draghi, who attended a European Union summit in Brussels on Friday in one of his last acts as prime minister. (Agencies)

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