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Paolo Gentiloni
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57th Prime Minister of Italy
In office
12 December 2016 – 1 June 2018
President Sergio Mattarella
Preceded by Matteo Renzi
Succeeded by Giuseppe Conte
President of the Democratic Party
Assumed office
17 March 2019
Vice President Anna Ascani
Debora Serracchiani
Leader Nicola Zingaretti
Preceded by Matteo Orfini
Minister of Foreign Affairs
In office
31 October 2014 – 12 December 2016
Prime Minister Matteo Renzi
Preceded by Federica Mogherini
Succeeded by Angelino Alfano
Minister of Communications
In office
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
Assumed office
30 May 2001
Constituency Piedmont 2 (2001–2006)
Lazio 1 (2006–2018)
Rome (2018–present)
Personal details
Born
Paolo Gentiloni Silveri

22 November 1954 (1954-11-22) (age 64)
Rome, Italy
Political party The Daisy (2002–2007)
Democratic Party (2007–present)
Spouse(s)
Emanuela Mauro (m. 1989)
Alma mater Sapienza University
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Paolo Gentiloni Silveri (Italian pronunciation: [ˈpaːolo dʒentiˈloːni]; 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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