The success of the G20 held in Rome in early November further pushes the popularity of Prime Minister Mario Draghi, who, with 46,525 mentions, is the most cited in the media in the last month. The figure emerges from the monitoring carried out on over 1,500 media sources including print media (national, local and periodical newspapers), newspaper sites, major radios, TVs and blogs by Mediamonitor.it, which uses technology and solutions developed by Cedat 85, an active company for over 35 years in providing speech content. Mediamonitor.it investigated the visibility of government members and political leaders from 12 October to 11 November.
Behind Draghi, with just over half of the citations (24,134), we find the leader of the Lega Matteo Salvini, who owes his visibility above all to the opening of the Open Arms trial in Palermo and to the quarrel with rapper Ghali during the last Milan-Inter derby, while the lowest step of the podium is the prerogative of the PD secretary Enrico Letta (19,647) with almost 20% fewer citations. Wooden medal for Giorgia Meloni (17,433), fresh from the defeat of the center-right in the last administrative elections, which slightly exceeds Sergio Mattarella: the President of the Republic owes his 16,907 citations above all to the hypothesis of a second term at Colle.
Sixth place for the president of the M5S, Giuseppe Conte (14,649), struggling to hold the reins of the movement, squeezed between the Di Battista and Di Maio wings, while the maneuvers on his candidacy for the Quirinale lead the leader of Forza Italia, Silvio Berlusconi, in seventh position (11,700). Thanks to the directives on Green Pass and third doses of vaccine, the first among the government representatives, and eighth in the ranking drawn up by Mediamonitor.it, is the Minister of Health Roberto Speranza (10,725). He is followed by his colleagues from Economic Development, Giancarlo Giorgetti (7,710), between quarrels and armed truces with Salvini, and from Interni Luciana Lamorgese (7,594), at the center of the controversy for the no-vax and no-Green Pass events throughout Italy, starting with that of Rome which resulted in urban warfare.
Closing the ranking are the holder of the Foreign Department, Luigi Di Maio (eleventh, 7,441 mentions), the Minister of Labor Andrea Orlando (6,666), that of the Economy Daniele Franco (6,156), the founder of the M5S Beppe Grillo (3,487) and finally, in 15th and last position, the Minister of Culture Dario Franceschini (3,067 citations).