Rome, February 13 The new Italian government, with Mario Draghi as Prime Minister, was sworn in at the Italian presidential palace on the 13th.
The new cabinet is composed of 23 ministers.
The Foreign Minister, Interior, Defence and Health Minister of the previous government remained in the original position, and the senior deputy director of the Italian Central Bank, Daniele Franco, served as the Minister of Economy and Finance.
It is understood that fighting against the coronavirus epidemic and promoting Italy’s economic recovery will be the top priority for the new government.
The previous government has formulated a draft national recovery plan for key areas such as digitalization, ecological transformation, health care, infrastructure, education and scientific research, etc., with a total investment of more than 300 billion euros, of which more than 200 billion euros are from the EU Recovery Fund.
The new cabinet will continue to improve the plan and submit it to the European Commission for approval in April.
On January 13 this year, dissatisfied with Prime Minister Conte’s performance in office, the Italian Vitality Party withdrew from the ruling coalition, which lost its absolute majority in the Senate of Parliament.
On January 26, Conte submitted his resignation to President Matarella. On February 3, Matarella authorized Draghi to form a new government.
After consulting with the parties, Draghi was supported by the main political parties, and he announced on the evening of the 12th that he had accepted Matarella’s appointment as Prime Minister.
Born in September 1947, Draghi was the president of the Italian Central Bank and served as the president of the European Central Bank from 2011 to 2019.