President of the Council of Ministers
Giorgia Meloni was born in Rome on 15 January 1977 and is a professional journalist.
She became involved in politics at the age of 15, as a student and youth movement member. At 21, she was elected councillor of the Province of Rome and, at 27, she was elected leader of Azione Giovani, the youth movement of the Alleanza Nazionale party.
When she was 29, she was elected as a member of parliament for the first time and, during the XV Legislature, she held the role of vice-president of the Chamber of Deputies. She holds the record for being the Italian Republic’s youngest ever minister: in fact, in 2008, she became Minister for Youth at the age of 31.
On 21 December 2012, she founded Fratelli d’Italia, and is the party’s national president. During the XVII Legislature, she was parliamentary group chair at the Chamber of Deputies. In 2020, she was elected president of the European Conservatives and Reformists Party, a political family that brings together more than 40 EU and non-EU parties.
On 22 October 2022, she was sworn in as President of the Council of Ministers by President of the Republic Sergio Mattarella at the Quirinale Palace. She is the first woman in Italy’s history to hold this position.