Renzi became Prime Minister of Italy, the new government was formally established

People’s Daily on February 21st, Rome (Reporter Shi Kedong) On the afternoon of the 21st, Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi, who was appointed to the cabinet, went to the presidential palace and officially submitted the new government cabinet to President Napolitano. List of members. This marks the official birth of the new Italian government. Renzi was appointed by Napolitano on the 17th. Since the beginning of this Tuesday, Renzi has held consultations with the members of the parliamentary political parties on behalf of the cabinet and the government’s policy agenda.

After meeting with President Napolitano, Renzi briefed the media on the composition of the government. The new government will be composed of 16 ministers, half of whom are women ministers, including Foreign Minister Federica Mo Gallini and Secretary of Defense Roberta Pinotti are both women, creating the largest proportion of women in the Italian government. The current government canceled the post of Deputy Prime Minister. The former Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Interior, Ajerino Alfano, retained his position as Minister of the Interior in the current government. Among the new ministers, the much-watched Minister of Economy finally decided that Pierre Carlo Padoan, deputy director general of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, took office.

The government of Renzi is the 65th government since the post-war period in Italy. It is still composed of the Democratic Party, the New Central Right Party and citizens. Secretary-General of the Presidential Office Mara announced to the media that the government of Renzi will officially take the oath of office to the President at 11.30 am on the 22nd. According to media reports here, next Monday, the Senate and the House of Representatives will vote in confidence in the Renzi government.

Responsible Editor: Wang Yi

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