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Italy's new Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni is sworn in by Italian president Sergio Mattarella in Rome on 22 October 2022
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Video. Far-right leader Giorgia Meloni sworn in as Italy’s first female prime minister

Giorgia Meloni was sworn in on Saturday as Italy’s first far-right prime minister since the end of World War II. Her Brothers of Italy party, which has neo-fascist roots, emerged victorious in recent elections. 

Giorgia Meloni was sworn in on Saturday as Italy’s first far-right prime minister since the end of World War II. Her Brothers of Italy party, which has neo-fascist roots, emerged victorious in recent elections. 

Meloni, who is also Italy's first woman PM, recited the oath of office before President Sergio Mattarella, who formally asked her to form a government a day earlier.

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