Monti Cabinet

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Monti cabinet
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61st cabinet of Italy
Mario Monti - Terre alte 2013.JPG
Date formed 16 November 2011
Date dissolved 28 April 2013
(529 days)
People and organisations
Head of state Giorgio Napolitano
Head of government Mario Monti
Total no. of ministers 19
Member party Independent
History
Legislature term(s) 29 April 2008 – 15 March 2013 (XVI)
Incoming formation Monti Cabinet formation, 2011
Outgoing formation Letta Cabinet formation, 2013
Predecessor Berlusconi IV Cabinet
Successor Letta Cabinet

The Monti cabinet was the sixty-first cabinet of the government of Italy and was announced on 16 November 2011.[1][2][3][4] This Experts' cabinet was composed of independents, three of whom were women[5] and was formed as an interim government.[4] The government ran the country for eighteen months until the aftermath of the elections in Spring 2013 and then replaced by the Letta Cabinet, formed by Enrico Letta on 28 April.[6]

Formation[edit]

Monti's government during the oath.

On 9 November 2011, Monti was appointed a Lifetime Senator by Italian President Giorgio Napolitano.[7] He was seen as a favourite to replace Silvio Berlusconi and lead a new unity government in Italy in order to implement reforms and austerity measures.[8] The ultimate purpose of Monti's appointment was to save Italy from the eurozone sovereign debt crisis.[9]

On 12 November 2011, following Berlusconi's resignation, Napolitano asked Monti to form a new government.[10] Monti accepted, and held talks with the leaders of the main Italian political parties, declaring that he wanted to form a government that would remain in office until the next scheduled general elections in 2013.[11] On 16 November 2011, Monti was sworn in as Prime Minister of Italy, after making known a technocratic cabinet composed entirely of unelected professionals.[12] He also chose to hold personally the post of Minister of Economy and Finance.[13][14] His tenure in the latter post lasted until 11 July 2012 when Vittorio Grilli, previously vice-minister, became Minister.[15]

On 17 and 18 November 2011, the Italian Senate and Italian Chamber of Deputies both passed motions of confidence supporting Monti's government, with only Lega Nord voting against.[16][17]

Composition[edit]

Prime Minister[edit]

Office Name Term Party
Mario Monti - Terre alte 2013.JPG Prime Minister Mario Monti 16 November 2011 – 28 April 2013 Independent

Ministers[edit]

Office Name Term Party
Annamaria Cancellieri.jpg Minister of the Interior Annamaria Cancellieri 16 November 2011 – 28 April 2013 Independent
Giulio terzi.jpg Minister of Foreign Affairs Giulio Terzi di Sant'Agata 16 November 2011 – 26 March 2013 Independent
Mario Monti - Terre alte 2013.JPG Mario Monti 26 March 2013 – 28 April 2013 Independent
Mario Monti - Terre alte 2013.JPG Minister of Economy and Finances Mario Monti 16 November 2011 – 11 July 2012 Independent
Vittorio Grilli crop.jpeg Vittorio Grilli 11 July 2012 – 28 April 2013 Independent
Giampaolo Di Paola cropped.jpg Minister of Defence Giampaolo Di Paola 16 November 2011 – 28 April 2013 Independent
Paola Severino - Quirinale.jpg Minister of Justice Paola Severino 16 November 2011 – 28 April 2013 Independent
Corrado Passera crop.jpeg Minister of Economic Development Corrado Passera 16 November 2011 – 28 April 2013 Independent
Minister of Infrastructures and Transports
Mario catania.jpg Minister of Agricultural, Food and Forestry Policies Mario Catania 16 November 2011 – 28 April 2013 Independent
Francesco Profumo.jpg Minister of Education, University and Research Francesco Profumo 16 November 2011 – 28 April 2013 Independent
Renato Balduzzi daticamera.jpg Minister of Health Renato Balduzzi 16 November 2011 – 28 April 2013 Independent
Elsa Fornero-Festival dell'Economia 2012.JPG Minister of Labour, Social Policies and Gender Equality Elsa Fornero 16 November 2011 – 28 April 2013 Independent
Clini2.jpg Minister of Environment and Protection of Land and Sea Corrado Clini 16 November 2011 – 28 April 2013 Independent
Lorenzo Ornaghi.jpg Minister of Cultural Heritage Lorenzo Ornaghi 16 November 2011 – 28 April 2013 Independent
Piero Giarda - Festival Economia 2013.JPG Minister without portfolio (Relations with Parliament, Implementation of the Government Program) Dino Piero Giarda 16 November 2011 – 28 April 2013 Independent
Fabrizio Barca 2012 02.jpg Minister without portfolio (Territorial Cohesion) Fabrizio Barca 16 November 2011 – 28 April 2013 Independent
Piero Gnudi - Tutticittì (cropped).jpg Minister without portfolio (Tourism, Sport, Regional Affairs) Piero Gnudi 16 November 2011 – 28 April 2013 Independent
Enzo Moavero Milanesi.jpg Minister without portfolio (European Affairs) Enzo Moavero Milanesi 16 November 2011 – 28 April 2013 Independent
Andrea Riccardi (2009).jpg Minister without portfolio (International Cooperation, Integration) Andrea Riccardi 16 November 2011 – 28 April 2013 Independent
Filippo Patroni Griffi.jpg Minister without portfolio (Public Administration, Legislative simplification) Filippo Patroni Griffi 16 November 2011 – 28 April 2013 Independent

Deputy Ministers[edit]

Office Name Term Party
Staffan de Mistura September 2015 (21108901363).jpg Deputy Minister of Foreign Arrairs Staffan de Mistura 16 November 2011 – 28 April 2013 Independent
Marta Dassù 2011.jpg Marta Dassù 16 November 2011 – 28 April 2013 Independent
Vittorio Grilli crop.jpeg Deputy Minister of Economy and Finances Vittorio Grilli 16 November 2011 – 11 July 2012 Independent
No image.svg Deputy Minister of Infrastructures and Transports Mario Ciaccia 29 November 2011 – 28 April 2013 Independent
Michel Martone, Viceministro al Lavoro e alle Politiche Sociali.JPG Deputy Minister of Labour, Social Policies and Gender Equality Michel Martone 16 November 2011 – 28 April 2013 Independent

Secretary of the Council[edit]

Office Name Term Party
Antonio Catricalà.JPG Secretary of the Council of Ministers Antonio Catricalà 16 November 2011 – 28 April 2013 Independent

Notable actions[edit]

On 9 October 2012, Interior Minister Anna Maria Cancellieri sacked the municipal administration of Reggio Calabria (mayor, assessors, councillors) for alleged links to the organised crime syndicate 'Ndrangheta after a months long investigation and replaced it with three central government appointed administrators to govern for 18 months until a new election in 2014. This was the first time the government of a provincial capital had been dismissed.[18]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Mario Monti's technocrats: profiles of the new Italian cabinet". The Guardian. 16 November 2011. Retrieved 16 November 2011. 
  2. ^ "Monti unveils technocratic cabinet for Italy". BBC News. 16 November 2011. Retrieved 16 November 2011. 
  3. ^ "Facing Crisis, Technocrats Take Charge in Italy". The New York Times. 16 November 2011. Retrieved 16 November 2011. 
  4. ^ a b Marangoni, Francesco (2012). "Technocrats in Government: The Composition and Legislative Initiatives of the Monti Government Eight Months into its Term of Office" (PDF). Bulletin of Italian Politics. 4 (1): 135–149. Retrieved 9 September 2012. 
  5. ^ "Monti's Team – Seven Academics, Three Women and No Politicos". Corriere della Sera. 16 November 2011. Retrieved 16 November 2011. 
  6. ^ Dinmore, Guy (28 April 2013). "Mayhem greets Italy's grand coalition". Financial Times. Rome. Retrieved 29 April 2013. 
  7. ^ "Napolitano nomina Monti senatore a vita". Corriere della Sera. 9 November 2011. Retrieved 9 November 2011. 
  8. ^ Vagnoni, Giselda; Hornby, Catherine (10 November 2011). "Mario Monti Emerges as Favorite To Lead Italy". Reuters. Retrieved 10 November 2011. 
  9. ^ "Italy: Minister calls for fighting corruption". The Independent. AP. 10 September 2012. Retrieved 15 September 2012. 
  10. ^ "Incarico a Monti: "Occorre crescita ed equità"". la Repubblica. 12 November 2011. Retrieved 12 November 2011. 
  11. ^ Donadio, Rachel; Povoledo, Elisabetta (16 November 2011). "Facing Crisis, Technocrats Take Charge in Italy". The New York Times. Retrieved 16 November 2011. 
  12. ^ "Monti Unveils Technocratic Cabinet for Italy" (16 November 2011). BBC News. Retrieved 17 November 2011.
  13. ^ Squires, Nick (16 November 2011). "Mario Monti Appoints Himself Economy Minister as He Unveils Italy Government". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 16 November 2011. 
  14. ^ "Monti Unveils Technocratic Cabinet for Italy". BBC News. 16 November 2011. Retrieved 17 November 2011. 
  15. ^ "Vittorio Grilli to replace Mario Monti as Italy's new finance minister: Government". The Economic Times. Rome. 11 July 2012. Retrieved 4 September 2012. 
  16. ^ Winfield, Nicole (18 November 2011). "Italian leader Mario Monti wins second confidence vote". The Independent. Retrieved 10 February 2012. 
  17. ^ "New Italy PM wins confidence vote on tough reform plans". Reuters. 17 November 2011. Retrieved 13 February 2012. 
  18. ^ "Italy sacks city government over mafia links". Al Jazeera. 4 October 2011. Retrieved 11 October 2012. 

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