By Claudia Mosca, an aspiring author and freelance writer
Italian politics is marked by the presence of important figures, all characterized by strong personalities and expressive ability.
Today, we will discover together the names of three prominent leaders who are particularly well-known among Italians; we will uncover the story of three people who managed to surprise Italy and the Italians themselves.
1) Giorgia Meloni
The first person is Giorgia Meloni, an Italian politician born in 1977. Currently, Giorgia holds the position of President of the Council of Ministers of the Italian Republic, and she is the first woman in the history of Italy to have achieved this role.
She is the founder of the Fratelli d’Italia party – along with Ignazio La Russa and Guido Crosetto – whose president she has been since March 2014. Her strong and decisive personality has enabled her to get where no one else has been, demonstrating significant willpower. Her future is yet to be written, but the beginning is already quite promising.
2) Emma Bonino
Next we turn to Emma Bonino, an Italian politician born in 1948. Emma ranks among the most important figures of Italian liberal radicalism, a champion of feminism and equal rights.
Throughout her career, Bonino has held important institutional positions, putting her intelligence at the service of politics. From 2008 to 2013 she served as vice president of the Senate of the Republic; was a member of the executive committee of the International Crisis Group; delegate for Italy to the ONU for the moratorium on the death penalty; and founder of the international organization No Peace Without Justice for the abolition of female genital mutilation.
3) Giuseppe Conte
We conclude with Giuseppe Conte, an Italian politician born in 1964. Conte served as Prime Minister from 2008 until 2021, demonstrating his skills and knowledge in political/economic matters.
Given his period of command, the President was faced with the difficult situation of Covid-19, proposing quick and efficient solutions to a more than complex problem. His tenacity and strength shown on this occasion allowed the Italians to continue to hope, moving forward day after day.