Matteo Renzi and Cabinet sworn in
Matteo Renzi was sworn in yesterday as the new Prime Minister of Italy. Renzi also presented his Cabinet which has been slimmed down to 16 ministers from the former 21 ministers. Half of the new Cabinet will be women and many are newcomers.
The most notable addition is Minister of Economy and Finance, Pier Carlo Padoan, who has been Deputy Secretary General at the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) in Paris and their chief economist. He was at the G20 Finance Ministers meeting in Sydney, Australia and was not able to return in time for the swearing in.
The new Cabinet will face a confidence motion in both houses of parliament probably on Monday and, assuming that is passed, will then officially take up their posts.
The full list of Ministers as published on the presidential website is as follows:
|Federica Mogherini||Minister of Foreign Affairs|
|Angelino Alfano||Minister of Interior|
|Andrea Orlando||Minister of Justice|
|Roberta Pinotti||Minister of Defence|
|Pier Carlo Padoan||Minister of Economy and Finance|
|Federica Guidi||Minister of Economic Development|
|Maurizio Martina||Minister of Agriculture, Food and Forestry|
|Gianluca Galletti||Minister of Environment, Land and Sea|
|Maurizio Lupi||Minister of Infrastructure and Transport|
|Giuliano Poletti||Minister of Labour and Social Policy|
|Stefania Giannini||Minister of Education, Universities and Research|
|Dario Franceschini||Minister of National Heritage, Culture and Tourism|
|Beatrice Lorenzin||Minister of Health|
|Ministers without Portfolio|
|Maria Elena Boschi||Ministry for Constitutional Reforms and relations with Parliament|
|Marianna Madia||Ministry of Public Administration and Simplification|
|Maria Carmela Lanzetta||Ministry of Regional Affairs|