Draghi completes govt team with 19 women, 20 men

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(ANSA) – ROME, FEB 25 – Premier Mario Draghi has completed
his government team with 19 women and 20 men appointed as
undersecretaries and junior ministers to his national unity
government, helping the executive correct a gender imbalance.
    Six of the new appointees are deputy ministers, four women and
two men: Marina Sereni (foreign affairs), Laura Castelli
(economy), Gilberto Pichetto Fratin and
Alessandra Todde (industry), and Teresa Bellanova and Alessandro
Morelli (infrastructure and transport).
    The biggest party in parliament, the anti-establishment 5-Star
MOvement (M5S), got the most posts with 11, followed by the
nationalist League party with nine, six for three-time
ex-premier Silvio Berlusconi’s centre-right Forza Italia (FI)
party and the centre-left Democratic Party (PD), two for
ex-premier Matteo Renzi’s Italia Viva (IV) party, one for the
leftwing Free and Equal (LeU) party, one for the centrist
Democratic Centre party, and one for the pro-EU +Europa party.
    They join a 23-strong cabinet made up of eighteen politicians
and five technocrats, eighteen men and five women.
    The Draghi government is backed by every major Italian political
party apart from the nationalist Brothers of Italy (FdI) party,
which is in opposition. (ANSA).


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