Elisabetta Belloni observes a diplomatic silence after the storm over her presidential candidature

The head of the Dipartimento delle Informazioni per la Sicurezza (DIS), Elisabetta Belloni.
The head of the Dipartimento delle Informazioni per la Sicurezza (DIS), Elisabetta Belloni. © Riccardo Antimiani/EPA/Newscom/MaxPPP
After 36 years as a diplomat without mishap, Elisabetta Belloni has for the last year been in charge of the Italian intelligence services. She owes her position to the intervention of former Five Star Movement leader Luigi Di Maio. After a turbulent start in the post, however, the DIS chief has opted to keep a particularly low profile. [...] (591 words)
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