The leader of Brothers of Italy, Giorgia Meloni, has gathered this Wednesday the executive of the ultra-right party to analyze possible scenarios after the recent electoral victory, from which will foreseeably emerge a commission to form a government in the middle of this month.
Meloni, who for now remains silent on the composition of his hypothetical cabinet, is obliged to divide posts with his partners in the League, headed by Matteo Salvini, and Forza Italia, the party founded by Silvio Berlusconi. All parties are appealing to information prudence in the face of increasingly recurrent rumors.
The head of the parliamentary group of Brothers of Italy, Francesco Lollobrigida, has ruled out on his arrival at the meeting that it is planned to examine the distribution of portfolios. “If Meloni receives the assignment from President (Sergio) Matarella to form a government, he will think in detail about who are the best people to occupy positions of responsibility,” he has pointed out.
The vice president of the Chamber of Deputies, Fabio Rampelli, has claimed that “things are going very well” and has avoided assessing a possible veto so that Salvini does not return to the Ministry of the Interior. The League claims this portfolio as a “natural” position for its leader, in the words of Minister Giancarlo Giorgetti, according to the AdnKronos news agency.
Meloni, for his part, would defend his right to appoint people of his choice in weighty portfolios such as Defense and Foreign Affairs, although for the latter Ministry the former president of the European Parliament Antonio Tajani, a member of Forza Italia, also sounds among the candidates.
The debate has also grown around the possible incorporation of technical profiles, mainly in areas of economy, although members of the three allied parties have slipped in these last ones that it will be a cabinet with marked political weight and that the incorporation of outsiders will be the exception and not the norm.