Giorgia Meloni is Italy’s First Female Prime Minister
POLITICS DIGEST- Giorgia Meloni, leader of the Brothers of Italy party won the Italian election on Sunday, defeating Mario Draghi by a huge margin. By doing so, Giorgia has become Italy’s first female prime minister, and that too, of a right-wing government.
Giorgia forged a pre-poll alliance with Forza Italia and the League, two parties helmed by Silvio Berlusconi and Matteo Salvini, respectively.
According to media reports, the alliance claimed over 43% votes, which would translate to 114 seats in the Senate.
A political party needs 104 seats to claim a majority in the Italian Senate.
The 45-year-old Giorgia successfully worked her way up from grassroots politics and successfully led the opposition against Mario Draghi.
Draghi was accused of running a technocratic government, though he managed to stabilize the Italian economy following the traumatic shock of the pandemic.
However, Giorgia’s far-right political campaign proved to be acceptable among the masses, which helped her claim victory.