Draghi Government Takes Office

2021-02-13   |   by CusiGO

The crisis in Italy, at least the political crisis, ended this morning at the kirinale palace. The signature of the new prime minister, Mario Draghi, in the auditorium of the old papal residence and the current presidential palace of the Republic, proves the beginning of a new cycle. When the turmoil ended, the challenge of national reconstruction began, entrusted to a high-level team, which filled the market and Italian business with hope. After Draghi, 23 ministers formed his administration. The new prime minister then went to the seat of the government to approach his predecessor, Giuseppe conte, who is usually the beginning of the Council of ministers. A ceremony to confirm the birth of a new supervisor.

On the stage of kirinar palace, carefully keeping a distance, I saw the faces of some of the most unknown ministers for the first time. Draghi decided to entrust 15 political ministers and 8 well-known technicians who in some cases did not know each other to manage the new administration. This is the case with Marta katabia, the new attorney general and former president of the constitutional court. Or, Daniel Franco, Bank of Italy’s chief executive so far, will take up the economic post (the Greeks know him well because they have been arguing in the past about approving excessive deficits).

Some of the 15 political headlines repeat themselves in the government. Luigi dimayo (m5S), still at the Ministry of foreign affairs. There is also Lorenzo guerini, the Secretary of defense, or Roberto Speranza, the Minister of health. Elena Bonetti, the only minister who successfully reappointed Matteo Renzi as the representative of Viva Italia, regained her family assets after resigning a month ago.

However, none of the new headlines are the leaders of his party, or anyone else on the list, because Draghi wants to keep the relationship flowing with fewer markers. Until a few minutes ago, few knew that he would be called in by the new prime minister. The situation in Italy has changed dramatically. IL retroscena is a very Italian news genre, which contains interesting leaks, conversations without tape recorders, killing time all day in front of reality, which also gives the impression that it is coming to an end.

There are twice as many politicians as there are technicians. For the rest of the legislative term, however, the most influential portfolios – including those that will be responsible for the allocation of Euro 209 billion in European Funds – are senior officials or personal data from the business community. For example, Vittorio Colao, the former chief executive of Vodafone group, will be the new minister of innovation and digital transformation.

Gender equality shines because of its absence. Only eight of the 23 positions are women. The most obvious result is the party quota, with the Democratic Party’s Social Democratic Party (SPD) purse entirely occupied by men. In contrast, there are only women in the three departments of Forza Italia.

Draghi presided over the first ministerial meeting on Saturday morning. Before that, the bell traditionally used to start meetings was handed over to his predecessor, Giuseppe conte, who set foot in Chigi palace for the last time. The man, who is already a former prime minister, received unusual and exciting applause from all the workers in the office of the chairman of the Council of ministers and then disappeared in front of the door in the hands of his partner Olivia Paladino.