Monti appoints technocrat Cabinet
Mario Monti was sworn in as the new Prime Minister of Italy yesterday along with most of his Cabinet. The exception being the new Minister for Foreign Affairs who was in Washington at the time of his appointment and he will be sworn in today.
Following intensive discussions the prime minister came to the conclusion that it would be too difficult to include politicians in the Cabinet or as he put it “During my consultations I reached the conclusion that the non-inclusion of politicians in my government will actually help it”.
The prime minister has reduced the number of ministries to 17 from 23, with the ministries for implementation of the government’s programme, civil service, youth, reforms for federalism and legislative simplification being dropped or absorbed into other super ministries.
The full list of ministers appointed yesterday who will sit in Cabinet are:
|Mario Monti||Prime Minister and interim Minister for Finance|
|Corrado Passera||Minister for Economic development and Infrastructure|
|Giulio Terzi di Sant’Agata||Minister for Foreign affairs|
|Anna Maria Cancellieri||Minister for the Interior|
|Paola Severino||Minister for Justice|
|Andrea Riccardi||Minister for Overseas development|
|Luisa Torchia||Minister for the Civil Service|
|Enzo Moavero Milanesi||Minister of EU affairs|
|Mario Catania||Minister for Agricultural Policy|
|Renato Balduzzi||Minister for Health|
|Corrado Clini||Minister for the Environment|
|Piero Gnudi||Minister of Tourism and Sport|
|Francesco Profumo||Minister for Education|
|Elsa Fornero||Minister for Employment with Equal opportunities.|
|Admiral Giampaolo Di Paola||Minister for Defence|
|Lorenzo Ornaghi||Minister for Culture|
|Piero Giarda||Minister of relations with Parliament|
|Antonio Catricala||Secretary of State to the Prime Minister|