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Renzi Cabinet

Renzi cabinet

63rd Cabinet of Italy
Date formed 22 February 2014
People and organisations
Head of government Matteo Renzi
Head of state Giorgio Napolitano
Sergio Mattarella
Number of ministers 16
Total number of ministers 17
Member party Democratic Party (10)
New Centre-Right (2)
Union of the Centre (1)
Independents (3)
History
Election(s) None as of October 2015.
Next election must be held no later than 23 May 2018.
Previous Letta Cabinet

The Renzi Cabinet, led by Matteo Renzi, is the 63rd and current cabinet of the Italian Republic.

The cabinet, in office since 22 February 2014, has been composed of members of the Democratic Party (PD), the New Centre-Right (NCD), the Union of the Centre (UdC), Civic Choice (SC), the Populars for Italy (PpI), Solidary Democracy (Demo.S, since July 2014), the Italian Socialist Party (PSI) and non-party independents.[1]

At its formation, the cabinet was the youngest government of Italy up to date, with an average age of 47.[2] In addition, it is also the first in which the number of female ministers is equal to the number of male ministers, excluding the prime minister.[3][4]

Contents

  • History 1
  • Confidence vote 2
  • Party breakdown 3
  • Composition 4
    • Prime Minister 4.1
    • Ministers 4.2
    • Deputy Ministers 4.3
    • Secretary of the Council 4.4
  • Legislative history of Renzi Government 5
    • February 2014 5.1
    • March 2014 5.2
    • April 2014 5.3
    • May 2014 5.4
    • August 2014 5.5
    • September 2014 5.6
    • October 2014 5.7
    • December 2014 5.8
  • References 6
  • External links 7

History

At a meeting on 13 February 2014, following tensions between Prime Minister

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References

Following approval of the Jobs Act by the Italian Parliament (Delegation Law No. 183 December 10, 2014), the Italian Cabinet issued on December 24, 2014, the first legislative decree concerning contracts with growing protection. [32]

December 2014

On 8 October 2014, the Italian Prime Minister presented the Italian Finance Bill (or Legge di Stabilità). [31]

On 8 October 2014, the Italian Senate approved the so-called Jobs Act, with 165 voting in favour and 111 against. The provision was criticized by the CGIL trade union and the Senators Felice Casson, Corradino Mineo and Lucrezia Ricchiuti , who did not take part in the vote.

October 2014

On 3 September 2014, the "Millegiorni" website provided guidelines on the reform of the school that will be subject to consultation for two months.

On 1 September 2014, the Italian Prime Minister explained in a press conference that the site "passodopopasso.italia.it" would allow citizens to monitor the progress of the government’s program.

September 2014

On 29 August 2014, the Italian Cabinet approved the "Unblock Italy" Law-Decree and Justice Reform, dividing it into a Law-Decree for the disposal of the backlog in civil proceedings, and Law-Decrees relating to the fight against organized crime and illegal assets, the civil liability of judges, the efficiency of civil trials, as well as a comprehensive reform of the judiciary and a reform of Book XI of the Italian Code of criminal Procedure.

On 8 Augus 2014, the two Houses of Parliament approved of the decrees on Competitiveness, Public Administration and Prisons, which become law.

On 8 August 2014, the Senate approved the constitutional reform proposed by the government with 183 votes in favour, and 4 abstentions.[30]

On 8 August 2014, the Italian Cabinet Cabinet approved a law-decree contrasting the phenomenon of lawlessness and violence at sporting events and provided for the international protection of migrants.

On 1 August 2014, the Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi explained in a press conference the guidelines of Law-decree called "Sblocca Italia" or "Unlock Italy", which, in the intentions of the Government, is to facilitate the implementation of major projects, civil works and infrastructure that are currently suspended, as well as achieve further administrative simplification. A month of public consultations would take place in relation to such guidelines.

August 2014

On 25 May 2014, the Democratic Party, which was the main supporter of the government and was also the party of the Prime Minister Matteo Renzi, won the 2014 European elections with 40.81% of the votes.

On 22 May 2014, the Italian Cabinet of Ministers approved the Law-decree on culture for the preservation of the Italian historic, artistic and cultural heritage.

On 21 May 2014, an agreement was signed between the Government, Sardinia Region and the Qatar Foundation to bring €1 billion investment and thousands of jobs to Sardinia.

On 8 May 2014, Prime Minister Matteo Renzi signed an agreement with Shanghai Electrics concerning Ansaldo.

On 6 May 2014, the Constitutional Affairs Committee of the Senate approved the Government’s Bill on the reform of the Italian Senate.[29]

May 2014

On 30 April 2014, Matteo Renzi, together with the Minister for the Public Administration Marianna Madia, presented the guidelines for the reform of the Public Administration, subsequently approved by the Cabinet on 13 June 2014.

On 18 April 2014, the Italian Cabinet approved a law-decree which provided for the reduction of Income Tax for employees and assimilated workers earning up to €24,000 gross per year. The net monthly salary was foreseen to increase by €80, through a tax credit from the month of May 2014.

April 2014

On 26 March 2014, despite the controversy raised by several parties belonging to the majority coalition, the government won a confidence vote in the Senate on the Delrio Bill reforming the provinces, with 160 voting in favour and 133 against. Subsequently also the Chamber of Deputies approved the Bill on 3 April 2014.

On 12 March 2014, the Italian Cabinet issued a law- decree on fixed-term contracts, called the Poletti Decree, as well as a Bill proposing a reform on the Italian labor market called "Jobs Act"[28] A reduction in the tax burden of about €80 was announced for those earning less than 1500 Euros per month.

On March 12, 2014, after two days of voting, the Chamber of Deputies approved in first reading the new electoral law Italicum with 365 votes in favour, 156 against and 40 abstentions. A number of controversies surrounded the failure to introduce preferential votes favouring gender equality.

On 3 March 2014, after several days of controversy, the new Under Secretary for Infrastructure and Transport, Antonio Gentile tendered his resignation.

March 2014

On 28 February 2014, the Italian Cabinet appointed forty four under-secretaries, who in the evening took the oath before Prime Minister Matteo Renzi.[27]

On 24 February 2014, Prime Minister Renzi presented his Government’s program in the Senate and, after almost 11 hours of debate, his government obtained the Senate’s vote of confidence, with 169 voting in favor and 139 against. On 25 February 2014, the government also obtained the vote of confidence vote of the House of Deputies, with 378 votes in favour, 220 against and 1 abstention.

On 22 February 2014, Matteo Renzi and 15 ministers took the oath before the President of the Republic at the Quirinale Palace.[26] After the handover with the former Prime Minister Enrico Letta, Renzi presided over the first Cabinet Meeting, in which the Ministers without portfolio were assigned their briefs and Graziano Delrio was appointed Under-Secretary of State at the Prime Minister’s Office, as well as Cabinet Secretary.

On 14 February 2014, the President of the Republic assigned the task of forming a new government to the Secretary of the Democratic Party Matteo Renzi, who reserved the right to accept,[24] also informing the Speakers of both Houses. On 18 February 2014 and 19 February 2014 the Prime Minister held consultations with the parliamentary groups of both Houses of Parliament.[25] On 21 February 2014, Matteo Renzi went to the President of the Republic and communicated his decision to become Prime Minister, presenting a list of 16 Ministers.

On 14 February 2014, the Italian Prime Minister Senate, as well as with delegations of MPs for each political party. The Northern League Party and the Five Star Movement decide not to take part in such consultations.[23]

February 2014

Legislative history of Renzi Government

Office Name Term Party
Secretary of the Council of Ministers
Graziano Delrio
22 February 2014 – 2 April 2015[19]
Democratic Party
Claudio De Vincenti
10 April 2015 – present
Democratic Party

Secretary of the Council

Office Name Term Party
Deputy Minister of the Interior
Filippo Bubbico
28 February 2014 – present
Democratic Party
Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs
Lapo Pistelli
28 February 2014 – 15 June 2015
Democratic Party
Deputy Minister of Economy and Finance
Luigi Casero
28 February 2014 – present
New Centre-Right
Deputy Minister of Economy and Finances
Enrico Morando
28 February 2014 – present
Democratic Party
Deputy Minister of Justice
Enrico Costa
28 February 2014 – present
New Centre-Right
Deputy Minister of Economic Development
Carlo Calenda
28 February 2014 – present
Democratic Party
Deputy Minister of Economic Development
Claudio De Vincenti
28 February 2014 – 9 April 2015
Democratic Party
Deputy Minister to Infrastructures and Transports
Riccardo Nencini
28 February 2014 – present
Italian Socialist Party
Deputy Minister of Agricultural, Food and Forestry Policies
Andrea Olivero
28 February 2014 – present
Solidary Democracy

Deputy Ministers

Office Name Term Party
Minister of the Interior
Angelino Alfano
22 February 2014 – present
New Centre-Right
Minister of Foreign Affairs
Federica Mogherini
22 February 2014 –
31 October 2014[16]
Democratic Party
Paolo Gentiloni
31 October 2014 – present
Democratic Party
Minister of Economy and Finances
Pier Carlo Padoan
24 February 2014 – present
Independent
Minister of Defense
Roberta Pinotti
22 February 2014 – present
Democratic Party
Minister of Justice
Andrea Orlando
22 February 2014 – present
Democratic Party
Minister of Economic Development
Federica Guidi
22 February 2014 – present
Independent
Minister of Labour and Social Policies
Giuliano Poletti
22 February 2014 – present
Independent
Minister of Infrastructures and Transports
Maurizio Lupi
22 February 2014 – 20 March 2015[17]
New Centre-Right
Graziano Delrio
2 April 2015 – present
Democratic Party
Minister of Agriculture, Food and Forestry Policies
Maurizio Martina
22 February 2014 – present
Democratic Party
Minister of Education, University and Research
Stefania Giannini
22 February 2014 – present
Democratic Party
Minister of Health
Beatrice Lorenzin
22 February 2014 – present
New Centre-Right
Minister of the Environment
Gian Luca Galletti
22 February 2014 – present
Union of the Centre
Minister of Culture and Tourism
Dario Franceschini
22 February 2014 – present
Democratic Party
Minister of Regional Affairs and Autonomies
Maria Carmela Lanzetta
22 February 2014 – 26 January 2015[18]
Democratic Party
Minister of Constitutional Reforms and Parliamentary Relations
Maria Elena Boschi
22 February 2014 – present
Democratic Party
Minister of Public Administration and Simplification
Marianna Madia
22 February 2014 – present
Democratic Party

Ministers

Office Name Term Party
Prime Minister
Matteo Renzi
22 February 2014 – present
Democratic Party

Prime Minister

Composition

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Party breakdown of cabinet ministers:

Party breakdown

25 February 2014
Confidence vote for Renzi Cabinet
House of Parliament Vote Parties Votes
Senate of the Republic YesY Yes PD (109), NCD (32), PSI-SVP (13), PI (10), SC (7), Others (5)
176 / 320
N No FI (59), M5S (40), LN (15), GAL (9), SEL (7), Others (14)
144 / 320
Chamber of Deputies YesY Yes PD (298), NCD (27), SC (27), PI (16), Others (20)
388 / 630
N No M5S (104), FI (70), SEL (25), LN (19), FdI (9), Others (15)
242 / 630

Confidence vote

On 20 March 2015, Prime Minister Renzi became ad interim Minister of Infrastructure and Transport after the resignation of Maurizio Lupi, due to a corruption scandal involving public works on infrastructure, in which his name was cited several times.[14] Renzi hold the office until 2 April, when Graziano Delrio was appointed as new minister.[15]

On 25 February Renzi won a vote of confidence in the Italian Parliament, with 169 votes in the Senate and 378 in the Chamber of Deputies.[13]

The following day Renzi was formally sworn in as Prime Minister, becoming the youngest Prime Minister in the history of Italy.[11] His rise to become Prime Minister was widely seen as a sign of much-needed generational change, and at the time he took office he enjoyed by far the highest approval rating of any politician in the country.[12]

Following Letta's resignation, Renzi formally received the task of forming a new government from President Napolitano on 17 February.[8] Renzi held several days of talks with party leaders, all of which he broadcast live on the internet, before unveiling his cabinet on 21 February, which contained members of his Democratic Party, the New Centre-Right, the Union of the Centre and the Civic Choice. His Cabinet became Italy's youngest government to date, with an average age of 47.[9] It was also the first in which the number of female ministers was equal to the number of male ministers, excluding the Prime Minister.[3][10]

In an earlier speech, Renzi had paid tribute to Letta, saying that he was not intended to put him "on trial". But, without directly proposing himself as the next Prime Minister, he said the Eurozone's third-largest economy urgently needed "a new phase" and "radical programme" to push through badly-needed reforms. The motion he put forward made clear "the necessity and urgency of opening a new phase with a new executive". Speaking privately to party leaders, Renzi said that Italy was "at a crossroads" and faced either holding fresh elections or a new government without a return to the polls.[6] On 14 February, President Napolitano accepted Letta's resignation from the office of Prime Minister.[7]

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