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The Gentiloni Cabinet, led by Paolo Gentiloni, was the 64th cabinet of the Italian Republic.

Gentiloni Cabinet
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64th cabinet of Italy
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Date formed12 December 2016 (2016-12-12)
Date dissolved1 June 2018 (2018-06-01) (537 days)
People and organisations
Head of stateSergio Mattarella
Head of governmentPaolo Gentiloni
No. of ministers19 (incl. Prime Minister)
Member partiesPD, AP, CpE
Status in legislatureCentre-left coalition
Opposition partiesM5S, FI, LN, SI, FdI, UdC,
ALA (until Oct. 2017), MDP (since Oct. 2017)
History
Outgoing election2018 election
Legislature term(s)XVII Legislature (2013–2018)
PredecessorRenzi Cabinet
SuccessorConte Cabinet

The government, in office from 12 December 2016 to 1 June 2018, was led by Gentiloni's Democratic Party (PD). It originally included the New Centre-Right (NCD) and the Centrists for Europe (CpE) as junior partners, and also included non-party independents. The NCD was later folded into Popular Alternative (AP).

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Background and formationEdit

 
Gentiloni's government during the oath.

On 7 December 2016, Prime Minister Matteo Renzi announced his resignation, following the rejection of his proposals to overhaul the Senate in the 2016 constitutional referendum. A few days later, on 11 December 2016, President Sergio Mattarella asked Paolo Gentiloni, then Minister of Foreign Affairs, to form a new government.[1][1] On the following day Gentiloni was officially sworn in as the new head of the government.[2]

Gentiloni formed a coalition government supported by his own Democratic Party, the New Centre-Right and the Centrists for Italy. This was the same majority which supported Renzi's government for almost three years.[3] The centrist Liberal Popular Alliance, led by Denis Verdini, did not support the new cabinet, because no party member was appointed minister.[4] Deputy ministers of the Italian Socialist Party and Solidary Democracy were also appointed. After the split of the Democratic and Progressive Movement from the Democratic Party, that party was presented by one deputy minister in the government until 3 October 2017.

Investiture votesEdit

13–14 December 2016
Investiture votes for Gentiloni Cabinet
House of Parliament Vote Parties Votes
Chamber of Deputies[5]
(Voting: 473[a] of 629,
Majority: 237)
 Y Yes PD (296), APNCD (25), CeI (12), Demo.SCD (12), Others (23)
368 / 473
 N No FI (43), SI (28), FdI (8), CeI (1), Others (25)
105 / 473
Abstention None
0 / 473
Senate of the Republic[6]
(Voting: 268[b] of 320,
Majority: 135)
 Y Yes PD (111), APNCD (28), PSISVPMAIE (16), GALUDC (3), Others (11)
169 / 268
 N No FI (38), M5S (31), CR (9), GALUDC (7), ALA (1), MAIE (1), Others (12)
99 / 268
Abstention None
0 / 268
  1. ^ Absent (142): M5S (86), Lega (17), NcI–SC–MAIE (13), FI (6), CeI (4), PD (3), FdI (2), SI–SEL–P (2), AP–CpE–NCD (1), Demo.S–CD (1), Others (7)
    On institutional leave (14): M5S (5), NcI–SC–MAIE (3), Lega (2), PD (2), FI(1), Others (1)
  2. ^ Absent (44): ALA (17), Lega (9), M5S (4), GAL–UDC (4), FI (3), AP–CpE–NCD (1), CR (1), Others (5)
    On institutional leave (7): Lega (3), Aut (2), FI (1), PD (1)
    President (1)

Party breakdownEdit

Beginning of termEdit

MinistersEdit

13
3
1
2

Ministers and other membersEdit

End of termEdit

MinistersEdit

14
2
1

Ministers and other membersEdit

Geographical breakdownEdit

Beginning of termEdit

End of termEdit

Council of MinistersEdit

Composition of the GovernmentEdit

Portrait Office Name Term Party Deputy Ministers
Undersecretaries
 
Prime Minister
Paolo Gentiloni
12 December 2016 – 1 June 2018
Democratic Party
Undersecretaries:
Maria Elena Boschi (PD)[a]
Sandro Gozi (PD)[b]
Sesa Amici (PD)[c]
Luciano Pizzetti (PD)[d]
Angelo Rughetti (PD)[e]
(since 26 July 2017)
Paola De Micheli (PD)[f]
(since 23 Sep. 2017)
 
Minister of Foreign Affairs
Angelino Alfano
12 December 2016 – 1 June 2018
Popular Alternative
Before 18 March 2017:
New Centre-Right
Deputy Ministers:
Mario Giro (DemoS)
Undersecretaries:
Vincenzo Amendola (PD)
Benedetto Della Vedova (FE)
 
Minister of the Interior
Marco Minniti
12 December 2016 – 1 June 2018
Democratic Party
Deputy Ministers:
Filippo Bubbico (MDP)[g]
(until 9 Nov. 2017)
Undersecretaries:
Gianpiero Bocci (PD)
Domenico Manzione (Ind.)
 
Minister of Justice
Andrea Orlando
12 December 2016 – 1 June 2018
Democratic Party
Undersecretaries:
Federica Chiavaroli (AP)[h]
Cosimo Ferri (PD)
Gennaro Migliore (PD)
 
Minister of Defence
Roberta Pinotti
12 December 2016 – 1 June 2018
Democratic Party
Undersecretaries:
Gioacchino Alfano (AP)[h]
Domenico Rossi (CD)
 
Minister of Economy and Finance
Pier Carlo Padoan
12 December 2016 – 1 June 2018
Democratic Party
Before January 2018:
Independent
Deputy Ministers:
Luigi Casero (AP)[h]
Enrico Morando (PD)
Undersecretaries:
Pier Paolo Baretta (PD)
Paola De Micheli (PD)
(until 23 Sep. 2017)
 
Minister of Economic Development
Carlo Calenda
12 December 2016 – 1 June 2018
Democratic Party
Before March 2018:
Independent
Deputy Ministers:
Teresa Bellanova (PD)
Undersecretaries:
Antonio Gentile (AP)[h]
Antonello Giacomelli (PD)
Ivan Scalfarotto (PD)
 
Minister of Agricultural, Food and Forestry Policies
Maurizio Martina
12 December 2016 – 13 March 2018[7]
Democratic Party
Deputy Ministers:
Andrea Olivero (DemoS)
Undersecretaries:
Giuseppe Castiglione (AP)[h]
 
Paolo Gentiloni
(ad interim)
13 March 2018 – 1 June 2018
Democratic Party
 
Minister of the Environment
Gian Luca Galletti
12 December 2016 – 1 June 2018
Centrists for Europe
Undersecretaries:
Barbara Degani (AP)[h]
Silvia Velo (PD)
 
Minister of Infrastructure and Transport
Graziano Delrio
12 December 2016 – 27 March 2018[i]
Democratic Party
Deputy Ministers:
Riccardo Nencini (PSI)
Undersecretaries:
Umberto Del Basso De Caro (PD)
Simona Vicari (AP)[h]
(until 25 May 2017)
 
Minister of Labour and Social Policies
Giuliano Poletti
12 December 2016 – 1 June 2018
Democratic Party
Undersecretaries:
Franca Biondelli (PD)
Luigi Bobba (PD)
Massimo Cassano (AP)[h]
(until 25 July 2017)
 
Minister of Education, University and Research
Valeria Fedeli
12 December 2016 – 1 June 2018
Democratic Party
Undersecretaries:
Vito De Filippo (PD)
Gabriele Toccafondi (AP)[h]
Angela D'Onghia (Ind.)
(until 4 Dec. 2017)
 
Minister of Culture and Tourism
Dario Franceschini
12 December 2016 – 1 June 2018
Democratic Party
Undersecretaries:
Dorina Bianchi (AP)[h]
Ilaria Borletti Buitoni (PD)
Antimo Cesaro (CI)
 
Minister of Health
Beatrice Lorenzin
12 December 2016 – 1 June 2018
Popular Alternative
Before 18 March 2017:
New Centre-Right
Undersecretaries:
Davide Faraone (PD)
 
Minister for Parliamentary Relations
(without portfolio)
Anna Finocchiaro
12 December 2016 – 1 June 2018
Democratic Party
 
Minister of Public Administration
(without portfolio)
Marianna Madia
12 December 2016 – 1 June 2018
Democratic Party
 
Minister of Regional Affairs
(without portfolio)
Enrico Costa
12 December 2016 – 19 July 2017[8]
Popular Alternative
Before 18 March 2017:
New Centre-Right
Undersecretaries:
Gianclaudio Bressa (PD)
(until 26 July 2017)
 
Minister for Territorial Cohesion
(without portfolio)
Claudio De Vincenti
12 December 2016 – 1 June 2018
Democratic Party
 
Minister for Sport
(without portfolio)
Luca Lotti
12 December 2016 – 1 June 2018
Democratic Party
 
Secretary of the Council of Ministers
Maria Elena Boschi
12 December 2016 – 1 June 2018
Democratic Party
  1. ^ With delegation to the implementation of the Government program, equal opportunities and independent administrative authorities.
  2. ^ With delegation to the European policies.
  3. ^ With delegation to information and publishing.
  4. ^ Delegated authority for the security of the Republic.
  5. ^ With delegation to the coordination of public policies in the economic, social, and scientific research fields.
  6. ^ With delegation to the earthquakes of central Italy in 2016 and 2017.
  7. ^ before 25 February 2017: PD
  8. ^ a b c d e f g h i j before 18 March 2017: NCD
  9. ^ Succeeded by Paolo Gentiloni, interim minister from 27 March 2018 to 1 June 2018

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "L'ascesa di Paolo Gentiloni, dalla Margherita alla Farnesina" [Paolo Gentiloni's rise: from the Daisy to the Farnesina]. La Repubblica (in Italian). Rome: Gruppo Editoriale L’Espresso. 31 October 2014. Retrieved 20 February 2015.
  2. ^ "Il governo Gentiloni ha giurato, ministri confermati tranne Giannini. Alfano agli Esteri. Minniti all'Interno. Boschi sottosegretario". Repubblica.it. 12 December 2016.
  3. ^ "Governo Gentiloni, il ministro scelto da Mattarella: "Stessa maggioranza, gli altri non ci stanno". Lunedì la squadra". Il Fatto Quotidiano. 11 December 2016.
  4. ^ "Governo, Denis Verdini si sfila: "No fiducia a governo fotocopia"". Corriere della Sera. 12 December 2016.
  5. ^ "XVII Legislatura - XVII Legislatura - Lavori - Resoconti Assemblea - Dettaglio sedute". www.camera.it (in Italian). Retrieved 1 August 2019.
  6. ^ "Legislatura 17ª - Aula - Resoconto stenografico della seduta n. 734 del 14/12/2016". www.senato.it (in Italian). Retrieved 1 August 2019.
  7. ^ Martina resigned as Minister when he was appointed acting Secretary of the Democratic Party.
  8. ^ Costa resigned due to contrasts with the Prime Minister. He often criticized Gentiloni's views and ideas, especially regarding immigration and birthright citizenship.

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