Paolo Gentiloni facts for kids
|57th Prime Minister of Italy|
12 December 2016 – 1 June 2018
|Preceded by||Matteo Renzi|
|Succeeded by||Giuseppe Conte|
|President of the Democratic Party|
17 March 2019
|Vice President||Anna Ascani
|Preceded by||Matteo Orfini|
|Minister of Foreign Affairs|
31 October 2014 – 12 December 2016
|Prime Minister||Matteo Renzi|
|Preceded by||Federica Mogherini|
|Succeeded by||Angelino Alfano|
|Minister of Communications|
17 May 2006 – 8 May 2008
|Prime Minister||Romano Prodi|
|Preceded by||Mario Landolfi|
|Succeeded by||Claudio Scajola (Economic Development)|
|Member of the Chamber of Deputies|
30 May 2001
|Constituency||Piedmont 2 (2001–2006)
Lazio 1 (2006–2018)
Paolo Gentiloni Silveri
22 November 1954
|Political party||The Daisy (2002–2007)
Democratic Party (2007–present)
Emanuela Mauro (m. 1989)
|Alma mater||Sapienza University|
Paolo Gentiloni Silveri (born 22 November 1954) is an Italian politician who served as the 57th Prime Minister of Italy from 2016 to 2018. A founding member of the Democratic Party, of which he became President in March 2019, Gentiloni served as Minister of Foreign Affairs from 31 October 2014 until December 2016, when President Sergio Mattarella asked him to form a new government. Previously, he was Minister of Communications from 2006 to 2008, during the second government of Romano Prodi.
Despite being considered a caretaker Prime Minister at the beginning of his term, during his year and a half tenure, Gentiloni promoted the implementation and the approval of several reforms like the advance healthcare directive and a new electoral law. His government also introduced more severe and stricter rules regarding immigration to Italy and social security, to counteract the European migration crisis.
Gentiloni's foreign policy was characterized by a strong Europeanist stance; he also built up a series of close relations with the Arab countries of the Persian Gulf, started an investments' policy toward Africa and normalized Italian relations with India after years of tensions. In March 2019, he was appointed President of the Democratic Party.
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Gentiloni with the Iranian President Hassan Rouhani.
Paolo Gentiloni with UK Prime Minister Theresa May, in February 2017.
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