Women and Adversity:
First Woman Prime Minister of Italy
At a 2019 Italian Pride rally, Giorgia Meloni shouts, “I am Giorgia, I am a woman, I am a mother, I am Italian, I am Christian. No one will take that away from me.” The declaration went viral and was included in a dance music track, but the woman became known for her determination to achieve her far-right goals.
She lost her race for mayor of Rome in 2016, but her Brothers of Italy party won the September 25, 2022 election. She was appointed Prime Minister of Italy and sworn in October 22, 2022. Her ideology is far-right and has been since she became involved with the political scene as a teen.
- Born January 15, 1977 in Rome
- High School diploma from Amerigo Vespucci Institute, Rome, in 1996.
- Was a nanny and waitress and bartender to contribute money to her mother and sister after her father, a tax advisor, went to work in the Canary Islands and never returned to Rome.
- As a bartender at the popular Piper nightclub in Rome, she says, “‘I didn’t learn about life by working in parliament, I learned what I know from behind the bar counter.”
- She speaks English, Spanish, French and her native Italian.
- Her father was associated with the neo-fascist party, Italian Social Movement, and Giorgia was intrigued by it and by government.
- 1992 – Joined Young National Alliance, the youth wing of the Italian Social Movement. She was 15.
- 1998- 2002 – Elected as a councillor of the Province of Rome, a municipal position
- 2006 – Elected to Chamber of Deputies, the lower house of the Italian Parliament, as a member of the National Alliance and became its youngest vice president ever
- 2006 – Began working as a journalist
- 2008-2011 – Appointed Italian Minister of Youth
- 2012 – Cofounded the Brothers of Italy party
- 2014 – Became president of the Brothers of Italy; was defeated in her run for the European Parliament
- 2016 – Lost her bid for mayor of Rome
- 2020 – President of the European Conservatives and Reformists Party
- 2022 – Brothers of Italy party won the majority election September 25. October 22, Meloni was appointed Prime Minister.
- Pro family but isn’t married to her partner
- In a speech she gave in June 2022 to Spain’s Vox party, speaking Spanish, she said, “Yes to the natural family, no to the LGBT lobby, yes to sexual identity, no to gender ideology… no to Islamist violence, yes to secure borders, no to mass migration… no to big international finance… no to the bureaucrats of Brussels!”
- She doesn’t speak. She shouts.
- The internet has dozens of articles about Meloni and her ideology.
- Not married to her partner Andrea Giambruno. He is a journalist for Mediaset.
- Their daughter, Ginevra, is six.
Learn more about Meloni:
Who is Giorgia Meloni? The rise to power of Italy’s new far-right PM – BBC News
Giorgia Meloni: A brief biography of Giorgia Meloni, who is slated to become Italy’s first female Prime Minister by Ilaria DeRose
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