Secretary of the Council of Ministers of Italy
|Secretary of the Council of Ministers|
|Council of Ministers|
|Appointer||President of the Republic|
|Inaugural holder||Paolo 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.
- Since 1994: