Secretary of the Council of Ministers of Italy

The Secretary of the Council of Ministers (Italian: Segretario del Consiglio dei Ministri) is a senior member of the Italian Cabinet.

Secretary of the Council of Ministers
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Incumbent
Riccardo Fraccaro

since 5 September 2019
Council of Ministers
AppointerPresident of the Republic
Inaugural holderPaolo Cappa

The Secretary is chosen between one of the Undersecretaries of State to the Presidency of the Council of Ministers and, unlike them, he sits in the Cabinet and helps the Prime Minister in coordinating the government and its meetings. Thus, the Secretary is usually a person very close to the Prime Minister. The Secretary of the Council, which may not be confused with the largely ceremonial office of Deputy Prime Minister (not all Italian Cabinets include one), resembles that of the White House Chief of Staff.

The current Secretary of the Council is Riccardo Fraccaro, a member of Five Star Movement, appointed on 5 September 2019 in the government led by Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte, an independent.

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Parties
  • 1946–1993:

  Christian Democracy   Republican Party   Socialist Party   Independent

  • Since 1994:

  Forza Italia/People of Freedom   People's Party   Democrats of the Left   Democratic Party   Lega Nord   Five Star Movement

Portrait Name
(Birth–Death)
Term of office Party Prime Minister
  Paolo Cappa
(1888–1956)
14 July 1946 1 June 1947 Christian Democracy Alcide De Gasperi
  Giulio Andreotti
(1919–2013)
1 June 1947 17 August 1953 Christian Democracy
17 August 1953 18 January 1954 Giuseppe Pella
  Mariano Rumor
(1915–1990)
18 January 1954 10 February 1954 Christian Democracy Amintore Fanfani
  Oscar Luigi Scalfaro
(1918–2012)
10 February 1954 6 July 1955 Christian Democracy Mario Scelba
  Carlo Russo
(1920–2007)
6 July 1955 19 May 1957 Christian Democracy Antonio Segni
  Lorenzo Spallino
(1897–1962)
19 May 1957 1 July 1958 Christian Democracy Adone Zoli
  Antonio Maxia
(1904–1962)
1 July 1958 15 February 1959 Christian Democracy Amintore Fanfani
  Carlo Russo
(1920–2007)
15 February 1959 25 March 1960 Christian Democracy Antonio Segni
  Alberto Folchi
(1897–1977)
25 March 1960 26 July 1960 Christian Democracy Fernando Tambroni
  Umberto Delle Fave
(1912–1986)
26 July 1960 21 June 1963 Christian Democracy Amintore Fanfani
  Crescenzo Mazza
(1910–1990)
21 June 1963 4 December 1963 Christian Democracy Giovanni Leone
  Angelo Salizzoni
(1907–1992)
4 December 1963 24 June 1968 Christian Democracy Aldo Moro
  Luigi Michele Galli
(1924–2001)
24 June 1968 12 December 1968 Christian Democracy Giovanni Leone
  Antonio Bisaglia
(1929–1984)
12 December 1968 6 August 1970 Christian Democracy Mariano Rumor
  Dario Antoniozzi
(1923–2019)
6 August 1970 18 February 1972 Christian Democracy Emilio Colombo
  Franco Evangelisti
(1923–1993)
18 February 1972 7 July 1973 Christian Democracy Giulio Andreotti
  Adolfo Sarti
(1928–1992)
7 July 1973 23 November 1974 Christian Democracy Mariano Rumor
  Angelo Salizzoni
(1907–1992)
23 November 1974 29 July 1976 Christian Democracy Aldo Moro
  Franco Evangelisti
(1923–1993)
29 July 1976 4 August 1979 Christian Democracy Giulio Andreotti
  Piergiorgio Bressani
(1929– )
4 August 1979 18 October 1980 Christian Democracy Francesco Cossiga
  Luciano Radi
(1922–2014)
18 October 1980 28 June 1981 Christian Democracy Arnaldo Forlani
  Francesco Compagna
(1921–1982)
28 June 1981 24 July 1982 Italian Republican Party Giovanni Spadolini
  Vittorio Olcese
(1925–1999)
23 August 1982 1 December 1982 Italian Republican Party
  Bruno Orsini
(1929– )
1 December 1982 4 August 1983 Christian Democracy Amintore Fanfani
  Giuliano Amato
(1938– )
4 August 1983 17 April 1987 Italian Socialist Party Bettino Craxi
  Mauro Bubbico
(1928–1991)
17 April 1987 28 July 1987 Christian Democracy Amintore Fanfani
  Emilio Rubbi
(1930–2005)
28 July 1987 13 April 1988 Christian Democracy Giovanni Goria
  Riccardo Misasi
(1932–2000)
13 April 1988 22 July 1989 Christian Democracy Ciriaco De Mita
  Nino Cristofori
(1930–2015)
22 July 1989 28 June 1992 Christian Democracy Giulio Andreotti
  Fabio Fabbri
(1933– )
28 June 1992 28 April 1993 Italian Socialist Party Giuliano Amato
  Antonio Maccanico
(1924–2013)
28 April 1993 10 May 1994 Italian Republican Party Carlo Azeglio Ciampi
  Gianni Letta
(1935– )
10 May 1994 17 January 1995 Forza Italia Silvio Berlusconi
  Lamberto Cardia
(1934– )
17 January 1995 17 May 1996 Independent Lamberto Dini
  Enrico Luigi Micheli
(1938–2011)
17 May 1996 21 October 1998 Italian People's Party Romano Prodi
  Franco Bassanini
(1940– )
21 October 1998 22 December 1999 Democrats of the Left Massimo D'Alema
  Enrico Luigi Micheli
(1938–2011)
22 December 1999 19 April 2000 Italian People's Party
22 December 2000 11 June 2001 Giuliano Amato
  Gianni Letta
(1935– )
11 June 2001 17 May 2006 Forza Italia Silvio Berlusconi
  Enrico Letta
(1966– )
17 May 2006 8 May 2008 The Daisy/
Democratic Party
Romano Prodi
  Gianni Letta
(1935– )
8 May 2008 16 November 2011 The People of Freedom Silvio Berlusconi
  Antonio Catricalà
(1952– )
16 November 2011 28 April 2013 Independent Mario Monti
  Filippo Patroni Griffi
(1955– )
28 April 2013 22 February 2014 Independent Enrico Letta
  Graziano Delrio
(1960– )
22 February 2014 2 April 2015 Democratic Party Matteo Renzi
  Claudio De Vincenti
(1948– )
2 April 2015 12 December 2016 Democratic Party
  Maria Elena Boschi
(1981– )
12 December 2016 1 June 2018 Democratic Party Paolo Gentiloni
  Giancarlo Giorgetti
(1966– )
1 June 2018 5 September 2019 League Giuseppe Conte
  Riccardo Fraccaro
(1981– )
5 September 2019 Incumbent Five Star Movement

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