May 8, 2008

Italy's new government (updated)


Italy's new women ministers: Giorgia Meloni, Maria Stella Gelmini, Mara Carfagna, and Stefania Prestigiacomo [Reuters]

Here is Italy's 60th government since the proclamation of the Republic. The executive (see here a list of the ministers), lead by Silvio Berlusconi, is made up of 12 full ministers and nine without portfolio, for a total of 21, four less than the outgoing Centre-Left government of Romano Prodi. The ministers will be sworn today in the afternoon and a vote of confidence is expected in the Lower House on Wednesday.

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UPDATE May 8, 2008 - 5:15 pm
Worth reading artcles:
> Times Online
> The Canadian Press
> BBC News
> Radio Netherlands
> Corriere della Sera (English ed.)



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