Italian order of precedence

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The Italian order of precedence is fixed by Decree of the President of the Council of Ministers (D.P.C.M.) of April 14, 2006 and of April 16, 2008.[1] It is a hierarchy of officials in the Italian Republic used to direct protocol.

  1. The President of the Republic (Giorgio Napolitano)
  2. The President of the Senate of the Republic (Pietro Grasso)
  3. The President of the Chamber of Deputies (Laura Boldrini)
  4. The President of the Council of Ministers (Matteo Renzi)
  5. The President of the Constitutional Court (Gaetano Silvestri)
  6. Former Presidents of the Republic (Carlo Azeglio Ciampi May 18, 1999 – May 15, 2006)
  7. Vice Presidents of the Senate of the Republic
  8. Vice Presidents of the Chamber of Deputies
  9. The Vice President of the Council of Ministers
  10. The Vice President of the Constitutional Court (Luigi Mazzella)
  11. Ministers of the Republic
  12. Justices of the Constitutional Court
  13. The Vice President of the High Council of Courts (Michele Vietti)
  14. Presidents of Regions
  15. The First President of the Supreme Court of Cassation (Giorgio Santacroce)
  16. The President of the National Council of Economy and Labour (Antonio Marzano)
  17. Deputy Ministers of the Republic
  18. Queaestors of the Senate and Chamber of Deputies, in order of seniority
  19. Presidents of Parliamentary Commissions
  20. The President of the Council of State (Giorgio Giovannini)
  21. The President of the Court of Accounts (vacant office)
  22. The Governor of the Central Bank of Italy (Ignazio Visco)
  23. The General Prosecutor of the Cassazione (Gianfranco Ciani)
  24. The Attorney General of the Republic (Michele Giuseppe Dipace)
  25. The Chief of the Defence Staff (Amm. Luigi Binelli Mantelli)
  26. Senators and Deputies, in order of appointment
  27. The President of the Accademia dei Lincei (Lamberto Maffei)
  28. The President of the National Research Council (Luigi Nicolais)
  29. The President of the Supreme Tribunal of the Waters
  30. The Vice President of the Council of Military Courts
  31. The Vice President of the High Council of Courts
  32. The Presidents of the Autonomous Provinces of Trentino and South Tyrol
  33. The Deputy President of the Supreme Court of Cassation
  34. Prefects, in their provinces
  35. Mayors, in their cities
  36. Presidents and General Prosecutors of the Court of Appeals
  37. Presidents of Provinces, in their cities
  38. Catholic Bishops, in their dioceses
  39. The Chief of the Army Staff (Gen. C.A. Claudio Graziano)
  40. The Chief of the Navy Staff (Amm. Sq. Giuseppe De Giorgi)
  41. The Chief of the Air Staff (Gen. S.A. Pasquale Preziosa)
  42. The President of the Permanent conference of Rectors
  43. Ambassadors, in order of establishment of diplomatic relations with their countries

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