Giorgia Meloni

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The Honourable
Giorgia Meloni
Giorgia Meloni 2014.JPG
Italian Minister of Youth Policy
In office
May 8, 2008 – November 16, 2011
Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi
Member of the
Italian Chamber of Deputies
Incumbent
Assumed office
April 21, 2006
Vice President of the Italian Chamber of Deputies
In office
April 4, 2006 – April 28, 2008
Personal details
Born 15 January 1977
Rome, Italy
Nationality Italian
Political party Brothers of Italy
Other political
affiliations
MSI (1992-1995)
AN (1995-2009)
PdL (2009-2012)
Religion Roman Catholic

Giorgia Meloni (born on January 15, 1977) is an Italian politician, a member of the Chamber of Deputies of Italy since 2006.[1]

Biography[edit]

Meloni was born in Rome, by father from Sardinia and mother from Sicily. Active into politics since her teenage years, she earned a diploma from the former Amerigo Vespucci Institute in 1996.[2] She worked as a journalist.

She was a member of the National Alliance, the successor of the post-fascist Italian Social Movement. In 2000, she was elected national director and in 2004, as the first woman, president of Youth Action, the party's youth wing. In 2006, she became the youngest ever deputy president of the Italian Chamber of Deputies. In 2009, her party merged with Forza Italia into The People of Freedom and she took over the presidency of the united party's youth section, called Young Italy.[3]

In 2008, she was appointed as Minister of Youth Policy in Berlusconi IV Cabinet, a position she held until November 16, 2011. Again, she was the youngest ever minister in the history of the Italian Republic.[3]

In November 2012, she announced her bid to contest the leadership of the People of Freedom party against Angelino Alfano, in contrast with the party's support of the Monti Cabinet. After the cancellation of the primaries, she teamed up with fellow MP Guido Crosetto for an anti-Monti policy, asking for renewal within the party and being also critical of the leadership of Silvio Berlusconi. Later in December, both MPs left the party to become founding member of a new political movement named Fratelli d'Italia Brothers of Italy - a name borrowed from the words of the Italian National Anthem.

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