World Affairs Councils of America WorldQuest Weekly Quiz – Oct 24-30, 2022
Italy’s first woman Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni, head of a far-right coalition, began forming the next Italian government, which will include the Forza Italia party led by THIS 86 year-old flamboyant former Prime Minister. He has been criticized for his pro-Putin views underscored by recently leaked audio recordings in which he called the Russian leader "number one among his five best friends."
The Election Commission of THIS country ruled that former Prime Minister Imran Khan, ousted in an April no-confidence vote in Parliament, was barred from holding office for five years as a result of selling state gifts and concealing assets as PM. Khan and his party have been battling the government to regain his political standing.