Italian far-right leader says she is ready to govern


              Brothers of Italy's leader Giorgia Meloni arrives at the Quirinale Presidential Palace for talks with Italian President Sergio Mattarella, Friday, Oct. 21, 2022, who will appoint a new Italian premier after Sept. 25 political elections. (Cecilia Fabiano/LaPresse via AP)
            
              Brothers of Italy's leader Giorgia Meloni, followed by The League leader Matteo Salvini and Forza Italia president Silvio Berlusconi, left, leaves the Quirinale Presidential Palace after a meeting with Italian President Sergio Mattarella as part of a round of consultations with party leaders to try to form a new government, in Rome, Friday, Oct. 21, 2022. (Roberto Monaldo/LaPresse via AP)
            
              Brothers of Italy's leader Giorgia Meloni reads to the media the list of the ministers of Italy's new government after presenting it to Italian President Sergio Mattarella, at the Quirinale Presidential Palace, in Rome, Friday, Oct. 21, 2022. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
            
              Forza Italia president Silvio Berlusconi, center, talks with Brothers of Italy's leader Giorgia Meloni and The League leader Matteo Salvini, as they leave the Quirinale Presidential Palace after a meeting with Italian President Sergio Mattarella as part of a round of consultations with party leaders to try and form a new government, in Rome, Friday, Oct. 21, 2022. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
            
              Brothers of Italy's leader Giorgia Meloni leaves the Quirinale Presidential Palace after talks with Italian President Sergio Mattarella, Friday, Oct. 21, 2022, who will appoint a new Italian premier after Sept. 25 political elections. (Cecilia Fabiano/LaPresse via AP)
            
              Forza Italia president Silvio Berlusconi, center, poses with Brothers of Italy's leader Giorgia Meloni and The League leader Matteo Salvini, and center-right party members as they leave the Quirinale Presidential Palace after a meeting with Italian President Sergio Mattarella as part of a round of consultations with party leaders to try and form a new government, in Rome, Friday, Oct. 21, 2022. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
            
              Brothers of Italy's leader Giorgia Meloni reads to the media the list of the ministers of Italy's new government after presenting it to Italian President Sergio Mattarella, at the Quirinale Presidential Palace, in Rome, Friday, Oct. 21, 2022. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
            
              Forza Italia leader Silvio Berlusconi, left, listens to Brothers of Italy's leader Giorgia Meloni talking to journalists at the Quirinale Presidential Palace after a meeting with Italian President Sergio Mattarella as part of a round of consultations with party leaders to try and form a new government, in Rome, Friday, Oct. 21, 2022. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
            
              Brothers of Italy's leader Giorgia Meloni, center, flanked by Forza Italia's leader Silvio Berlusconi, left, and The League's leader Matteo Salvini, speaks to the press at the Quirinale Presidential Palace after talks with Italian President Sergio Mattarella, Friday, Oct. 21, 2022, who will appoint a new Italian premier after Sept. 25 political elections. (Roberto Monaldo/LaPresse via AP)
            
              Brothers of Italy's leader Giorgia Meloni arrives at the Quirinale Presidential Palace for talks with Italian President Sergio Mattarella, Friday, Oct. 21, 2022, who will appoint a new Italian premier after Sept. 25 political elections. (Cecilia Fabiano/LaPresse via AP)
            
              Brothers of Italy's leader Giorgia Meloni, followed by The League leader Matteo Salvini and Forza Italia president Silvio Berlusconi, left, leaves the Quirinale Presidential Palace after a meeting with Italian President Sergio Mattarella as part of a round of consultations with party leaders to try to form a new government, in Rome, Friday, Oct. 21, 2022. (Roberto Monaldo/LaPresse via AP)
            
              Brothers of Italy's leader Giorgia Meloni reads to the media the list of the ministers of Italy's new government after presenting it to Italian President Sergio Mattarella, at the Quirinale Presidential Palace, in Rome, Friday, Oct. 21, 2022. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
            
              Forza Italia president Silvio Berlusconi, center, talks with Brothers of Italy's leader Giorgia Meloni and The League leader Matteo Salvini, as they leave the Quirinale Presidential Palace after a meeting with Italian President Sergio Mattarella as part of a round of consultations with party leaders to try and form a new government, in Rome, Friday, Oct. 21, 2022. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
            
              Brothers of Italy's leader Giorgia Meloni leaves the Quirinale Presidential Palace after talks with Italian President Sergio Mattarella, Friday, Oct. 21, 2022, who will appoint a new Italian premier after Sept. 25 political elections. (Cecilia Fabiano/LaPresse via AP)
            
              Forza Italia president Silvio Berlusconi, center, poses with Brothers of Italy's leader Giorgia Meloni and The League leader Matteo Salvini, and center-right party members as they leave the Quirinale Presidential Palace after a meeting with Italian President Sergio Mattarella as part of a round of consultations with party leaders to try and form a new government, in Rome, Friday, Oct. 21, 2022. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
            
              Brothers of Italy's leader Giorgia Meloni arrives to meet the journalists at the Quirinale Presidential Palace after a meeting with Italian President Sergio Mattarella as part of a round of consultations with party leaders to try and form a new government, in Rome, Friday, Oct. 21, 2022. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
            
              Brothers of Italy's leader Giorgia Meloni reads to the media the list of the ministers of Italy's new government after presenting it to Italian President Sergio Mattarella, at the Quirinale Presidential Palace, in Rome, Friday, Oct. 21, 2022. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
            
              Forza Italia leader Silvio Berlusconi, left, listens to Brothers of Italy's leader Giorgia Meloni talking to journalists at the Quirinale Presidential Palace after a meeting with Italian President Sergio Mattarella as part of a round of consultations with party leaders to try and form a new government, in Rome, Friday, Oct. 21, 2022. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
            
              Brothers of Italy's leader Giorgia Meloni, center, flanked by Forza Italia's leader Silvio Berlusconi, left, and The League's leader Matteo Salvini, speaks to the press at the Quirinale Presidential Palace after talks with Italian President Sergio Mattarella, Friday, Oct. 21, 2022, who will appoint a new Italian premier after Sept. 25 political elections. (Roberto Monaldo/LaPresse via AP)
            
              Brothers of Italy's leader Giorgia Meloni arrives at the Quirinale Presidential Palace for talks with Italian President Sergio Mattarella, Friday, Oct. 21, 2022, who will appoint a new Italian premier after Sept. 25 political elections. (Cecilia Fabiano/LaPresse via AP)
            
              Brothers of Italy's leader Giorgia Meloni, followed by The League leader Matteo Salvini and Forza Italia president Silvio Berlusconi, left, leaves the Quirinale Presidential Palace after a meeting with Italian President Sergio Mattarella as part of a round of consultations with party leaders to try to form a new government, in Rome, Friday, Oct. 21, 2022. (Roberto Monaldo/LaPresse via AP)
            
              Brothers of Italy's leader Giorgia Meloni reads to the media the list of the ministers of Italy's new government after presenting it to Italian President Sergio Mattarella, at the Quirinale Presidential Palace, in Rome, Friday, Oct. 21, 2022. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
            
              Forza Italia president Silvio Berlusconi, center, talks with Brothers of Italy's leader Giorgia Meloni and The League leader Matteo Salvini, as they leave the Quirinale Presidential Palace after a meeting with Italian President Sergio Mattarella as part of a round of consultations with party leaders to try and form a new government, in Rome, Friday, Oct. 21, 2022. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
            
              Brothers of Italy's leader Giorgia Meloni leaves the Quirinale Presidential Palace after talks with Italian President Sergio Mattarella, Friday, Oct. 21, 2022, who will appoint a new Italian premier after Sept. 25 political elections. (Cecilia Fabiano/LaPresse via AP)
            
              Forza Italia president Silvio Berlusconi, center, poses with Brothers of Italy's leader Giorgia Meloni and The League leader Matteo Salvini, and center-right party members as they leave the Quirinale Presidential Palace after a meeting with Italian President Sergio Mattarella as part of a round of consultations with party leaders to try and form a new government, in Rome, Friday, Oct. 21, 2022. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
            
              Brothers of Italy's leader Giorgia Meloni arrives to meet the journalists at the Quirinale Presidential Palace after a meeting with Italian President Sergio Mattarella as part of a round of consultations with party leaders to try and form a new government, in Rome, Friday, Oct. 21, 2022. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
            
              Brothers of Italy's leader Giorgia Meloni reads to the media the list of the ministers of Italy's new government after presenting it to Italian President Sergio Mattarella, at the Quirinale Presidential Palace, in Rome, Friday, Oct. 21, 2022. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
            
              Forza Italia leader Silvio Berlusconi, left, listens to Brothers of Italy's leader Giorgia Meloni talking to journalists at the Quirinale Presidential Palace after a meeting with Italian President Sergio Mattarella as part of a round of consultations with party leaders to try and form a new government, in Rome, Friday, Oct. 21, 2022. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
            
              Brothers of Italy's leader Giorgia Meloni, center, flanked by Forza Italia's leader Silvio Berlusconi, left, and The League's leader Matteo Salvini, speaks to the press at the Quirinale Presidential Palace after talks with Italian President Sergio Mattarella, Friday, Oct. 21, 2022, who will appoint a new Italian premier after Sept. 25 political elections. (Roberto Monaldo/LaPresse via AP)
            
              Brothers of Italy's leader Giorgia Meloni reads to the media the list of the ministers of Italy's new government after presenting it to Italian President Sergio Mattarella, at the Quirinale Presidential Palace, in Rome, Friday, Oct. 21, 2022. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
            
              Brothers of Italy's leader Giorgia Meloni arrives to read to the media the list of the ministers of Italy's new government after presenting it to Italian President Sergio Mattarella, at the Quirinale Presidential Palace, in Rome, Friday, Oct. 21, 2022. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
            
              Forza Italia president Silvio Berlusconi waves to press as he leaves the Quirinale Presidential Palace after a meeting with Italian President Sergio Mattarella as part of a round of consultations with party leaders to try and form a new government, in Rome, Friday, Oct. 21, 2022. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
            
              Forza Italia president Silvio Berlusconi, center, talks with Brothers of Italy's leader Giorgia Meloni and The League leader Matteo Salvini, as they leave the Quirinale Presidential Palace after a meeting with Italian President Sergio Mattarella as part of a round of consultations with party leaders to try and form a new government, in Rome, Friday, Oct. 21, 2022. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
            
              Forza Italia president Silvio Berlusconi, center, poses with Brothers of Italy's leader Giorgia Meloni and The League leader Matteo Salvini, and center-right party members as they leave the Quirinale Presidential Palace after a meeting with Italian President Sergio Mattarella as part of a round of consultations with party leaders to try and form a new government, in Rome, Friday, Oct. 21, 2022. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
            
              Brothers of Italy's leader Giorgia Meloni leaves the Quirinale Presidential Palace after talks with Italian President Sergio Mattarella, Friday, Oct. 21, 2022, who will appoint a new Italian premier after Sept. 25 political elections. (Cecilia Fabiano/LaPresse via AP)
            
              Forza Italia president Silvio Berlusconi, center, talks with Brothers of Italy's leader Giorgia Meloni and The League leader Matteo Salvini, as they leave the Quirinale Presidential Palace after a meeting with Italian President Sergio Mattarella as part of a round of consultations with party leaders to try and form a new government, in Rome, Friday, Oct. 21, 2022. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
            
              Brothers of Italy's leader Giorgia Meloni arrives to meet the journalists at the Quirinale Presidential Palace after a meeting with Italian President Sergio Mattarella as part of a round of consultations with party leaders to try and form a new government, in Rome, Friday, Oct. 21, 2022. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
            
              Brothers of Italy's leader Giorgia Meloni, center, flanked by Forza Italia's leader Silvio Berlusconi, left, and The League's leader Matteo Salvini, speaks to the press at the Quirinale Presidential Palace after talks with Italian President Sergio Mattarella, Friday, Oct. 21, 2022, who will appoint a new Italian premier after Sept. 25 political elections. (Roberto Monaldo/LaPresse via AP)
            
              Forza Italia president Silvio Berlusconi waves to press as he leaves the Quirinale Presidential Palace after a meeting with Italian President Sergio Mattarella as part of a round of consultations with party leaders to try and form a new government, in Rome, Friday, Oct. 21, 2022. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
            
              Forza Italia president Silvio Berlusconi, center, talks with Brothers of Italy's leader Giorgia Meloni and The League leader Matteo Salvini, as they leave the Quirinale Presidential Palace after a meeting with Italian President Sergio Mattarella as part of a round of consultations with party leaders to try and form a new government, in Rome, Friday, Oct. 21, 2022. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
            
              Forza Italia president Silvio Berlusconi, center, poses with Brothers of Italy's leader Giorgia Meloni and The League leader Matteo Salvini, and center-right party members as they leave the Quirinale Presidential Palace after a meeting with Italian President Sergio Mattarella as part of a round of consultations with party leaders to try and form a new government, in Rome, Friday, Oct. 21, 2022. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
            
              Brothers of Italy's leader Giorgia Meloni leaves the Quirinale Presidential Palace after talks with Italian President Sergio Mattarella, Friday, Oct. 21, 2022, who will appoint a new Italian premier after Sept. 25 political elections. (Cecilia Fabiano/LaPresse via AP)
            
              Forza Italia president Silvio Berlusconi, center, talks with Brothers of Italy's leader Giorgia Meloni and The League leader Matteo Salvini, as they leave the Quirinale Presidential Palace after a meeting with Italian President Sergio Mattarella as part of a round of consultations with party leaders to try and form a new government, in Rome, Friday, Oct. 21, 2022. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
            
              Brothers of Italy's leader Giorgia Meloni arrives to meet the journalists at the Quirinale Presidential Palace after a meeting with Italian President Sergio Mattarella as part of a round of consultations with party leaders to try and form a new government, in Rome, Friday, Oct. 21, 2022. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
            
              Brothers of Italy's leader Giorgia Meloni, center, flanked by Forza Italia's leader Silvio Berlusconi, left, and The League's leader Matteo Salvini, speaks to the press at the Quirinale Presidential Palace after talks with Italian President Sergio Mattarella, Friday, Oct. 21, 2022, who will appoint a new Italian premier after Sept. 25 political elections. (Roberto Monaldo/LaPresse via AP)
            
              Forza Italia president Silvio Berlusconi waves to press as he leaves the Quirinale Presidential Palace after a meeting with Italian President Sergio Mattarella as part of a round of consultations with party leaders to try and form a new government, in Rome, Friday, Oct. 21, 2022. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
            
              Forza Italia president Silvio Berlusconi, center, talks with Brothers of Italy's leader Giorgia Meloni and The League leader Matteo Salvini, as they leave the Quirinale Presidential Palace after a meeting with Italian President Sergio Mattarella as part of a round of consultations with party leaders to try and form a new government, in Rome, Friday, Oct. 21, 2022. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
            
              Forza Italia president Silvio Berlusconi, center, poses with Brothers of Italy's leader Giorgia Meloni and The League leader Matteo Salvini, and center-right party members as they leave the Quirinale Presidential Palace after a meeting with Italian President Sergio Mattarella as part of a round of consultations with party leaders to try and form a new government, in Rome, Friday, Oct. 21, 2022. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
            
              Brothers of Italy's leader Giorgia Meloni leaves the Quirinale Presidential Palace after talks with Italian President Sergio Mattarella, Friday, Oct. 21, 2022, who will appoint a new Italian premier after Sept. 25 political elections. (Cecilia Fabiano/LaPresse via AP)
            
              Forza Italia president Silvio Berlusconi, center, talks with Brothers of Italy's leader Giorgia Meloni and The League leader Matteo Salvini, as they leave the Quirinale Presidential Palace after a meeting with Italian President Sergio Mattarella as part of a round of consultations with party leaders to try and form a new government, in Rome, Friday, Oct. 21, 2022. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
            
              Brothers of Italy's leader Giorgia Meloni arrives to meet the journalists at the Quirinale Presidential Palace after a meeting with Italian President Sergio Mattarella as part of a round of consultations with party leaders to try and form a new government, in Rome, Friday, Oct. 21, 2022. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
            
              Brothers of Italy's leader Giorgia Meloni, center, flanked by Forza Italia's leader Silvio Berlusconi, left, and The League's leader Matteo Salvini, speaks to the press at the Quirinale Presidential Palace after talks with Italian President Sergio Mattarella, Friday, Oct. 21, 2022, who will appoint a new Italian premier after Sept. 25 political elections. (Roberto Monaldo/LaPresse via AP)
            
              Brothers of Italy's leader Giorgia Meloni leaves the Quirinale Presidential Palace after talks with Italian President Sergio Mattarella, Friday, Oct. 21, 2022, who will appoint a new Italian premier after Sept. 25 political elections. (Cecilia Fabiano/LaPresse via AP)
            
              Forza Italia president Silvio Berlusconi, center, talks with Brothers of Italy's leader Giorgia Meloni and The League leader Matteo Salvini, as they leave the Quirinale Presidential Palace after a meeting with Italian President Sergio Mattarella as part of a round of consultations with party leaders to try and form a new government, in Rome, Friday, Oct. 21, 2022. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
            
              Brothers of Italy's leader Giorgia Meloni arrives to meet the journalists at the Quirinale Presidential Palace after a meeting with Italian President Sergio Mattarella as part of a round of consultations with party leaders to try and form a new government, in Rome, Friday, Oct. 21, 2022. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
            
              Brothers of Italy's leader Giorgia Meloni leaves the Quirinale Presidential Palace after talks with Italian President Sergio Mattarella, Friday, Oct. 21, 2022, who will appoint a new Italian premier after Sept. 25 political elections. (Cecilia Fabiano/LaPresse via AP)
            
              Forza Italia president Silvio Berlusconi, center, talks with Brothers of Italy's leader Giorgia Meloni and The League leader Matteo Salvini, as they leave the Quirinale Presidential Palace after a meeting with Italian President Sergio Mattarella as part of a round of consultations with party leaders to try and form a new government, in Rome, Friday, Oct. 21, 2022. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
            
              Brothers of Italy's leader Giorgia Meloni arrives to meet the journalists at the Quirinale Presidential Palace after a meeting with Italian President Sergio Mattarella as part of a round of consultations with party leaders to try and form a new government, in Rome, Friday, Oct. 21, 2022. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
            
              Brothers of Italy's leader Giorgia Meloni leaves the Quirinale Presidential Palace after talks with Italian President Sergio Mattarella, Friday, Oct. 21, 2022, who will appoint a new Italian premier after Sept. 25 political elections. (Cecilia Fabiano/LaPresse via AP)
            
              Forza Italia president Silvio Berlusconi, center, talks with Brothers of Italy's leader Giorgia Meloni and The League leader Matteo Salvini, as they leave the Quirinale Presidential Palace after a meeting with Italian President Sergio Mattarella as part of a round of consultations with party leaders to try and form a new government, in Rome, Friday, Oct. 21, 2022. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
            
              Brothers of Italy's leader Giorgia Meloni arrives to meet the journalists at the Quirinale Presidential Palace after a meeting with Italian President Sergio Mattarella as part of a round of consultations with party leaders to try and form a new government, in Rome, Friday, Oct. 21, 2022. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
            
              Brothers of Italy's leader Giorgia Meloni is flanked by The League leader Matteo Salvini, right, Forza Italia president Silvio Berlusconi, Senator Licia Ronzulli and Antonio Tajani as she talks to the press at the Quirinale Presidential Palace after a meeting with Italian President Sergio Mattarella as part of a round of consultations with party leaders to try and form a new government, in Rome, Friday, Oct. 21, 2022. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
            
              Forza Italia's president Silvio Berlusconi waves, center, flanked by The League leader Matteo Salvini, right, and Senator Licia Ronzulli, left, as they arrive at the Quirinale Presidential Palace after a meeting with Italian President Sergio Mattarella as part of a round of consultations with party leaders to try and form a new government, in Rome, Friday, Oct. 21, 2022. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
            
              Brothers of Italy's leader Giorgia Meloni, and party member Francesco Lollobrigida, left, arrive at the Quirinale Presidential Palace for a meeting with Italian President Sergio Mattarella as part of a round of consultations with party leaders to try and form a new government, in Rome, Friday, Oct. 21, 2022. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
            
              Brothers of Italy's leader Giorgia Meloni and party member Francesco Lollobrigida, left, arrive at the Quirinale Presidential Palace for a meeting with Italian President Sergio Mattarella as part of a round of consultations with party leaders to try and form a new government, in Rome, Friday, Oct. 21, 2022. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
            
              Brothers of Italy's leader Giorgia Meloni, right, and party member Francesco Lollobrigida arrive at the Quirinale Presidential Palace for a meeting with Italian President Sergio Mattarella as part of a round of consultations with party leaders to try and form a new government, in Rome, Friday, Oct. 21, 2022. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
            
              Brothers of Italy's leader Giorgia Meloni talks to the press at the Quirinale Presidential Palace after a meeting with Italian President Sergio Mattarella as part of a round of consultations with party leaders to try and form a new government, in Rome, Friday, Oct. 21, 2022. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
Italian far-right leader says she is ready to govern