Meloni can appoint technocrats to crisis management ministries

The leader of Italy’s National Conservative Brothers (FdI), Giorgia Meloni, likely to be Italy’s next prime minister, says she may appoint technocrats to ministerial posts if no suitable candidates are found in her centre-right coalition.

Meloni met with members of her party this week to discuss the formation of the next Italian government, which she is expected to lead as Italy’s first female prime minister.

“Responsibility and strong nerves. The moment is important and I want to do well because I am the one who put my face into this government. We have a huge weight on our shoulders, but I assure you that we will give our best effort to this,” said Meloni, newspaper. Il Giornale References.

Meloni added that she would not hesitate to appoint technocrats to key posts if no suitable candidates were put forward in her allied parties, Matteo Salvini’s League and Silvio Berlusconi’s Forza Italia, arguing that ministerial posts would not be used to resolve “intra-party squabbles ». as Italy faces serious problems.

“We are in the middle of a conflict, the contours of which seem to be even more rigid. unknowns remain on the subject of the pandemic. we are experiencing an economic and energy crisis that seems destined to cause a domino effect on commodity and food prices,” he said.

Meloni assured that negotiations with her coalition partners are moving forward, however, saying: “Don’t listen to the background, I’m talking to everyone, in the end we will find the solution. With Matteo Salvini and Antonio Tajani [of Forza Italia]the dialogue and confrontation is continuous and positive”.

League leader Matteo Salvini hinted he wanted to return to the interior ministry during Italy’s election campaign in August, a post he held in 2018 and 2019 when he was credited with reducing the number of illegal immigrant arrivals as well as drownings in Mediterranean Sea.

However, a relatively poor election result last month made it less clear whether or not Salvini will be chosen for the key ministry now. Some have warned that he may even face a leadership challenge within his own party.

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