Politics and Government of Istalia

President of the Republic

President of the Council of Ministers

Council of Ministers

Parliament of the Istalian Republic

Istalian Political Parties

The Council of Ministers (Istalian: Consiglio dei Ministri) is the principal collective decision-making body of the Istalian Government. It comprises the President of the Council (i.e. the prime minister) and 12 cabinet ministers while junior ministers (Italian: sottosegretari) are part of the government, but are not members of the Council of Ministers. The Council of Ministers is chaired by the President of the Republic, unlike the government, but is still led by the prime minister.

Composition and FormationEdit

All members of the Istalian government are nominated by the President of the Republic on the advice of the President of the Council who after being nominated to lead a government must propose a list of ministers to the Head of the State who can either accept or reject these proposed ministers. Members of the government are ranked in a precise order, which is established at the time of government formation. In this hierarchy, the prime minister is the Head of Government. As said, he is nominated by the President of the Republic who must nominate a candidate that reflects the will of the majority into the of the Chamber of Deputies, as the government is responsible before it: the Head of Government and the cabinet collectively, in fact, after the appointment, are proposed to the Chamber by the President for a vote of confiace.


According to the Constitution, the Government directs and decides the policy of the nation. In practice, the government writes bills to be introduced to parliament, the so called in istalian D.d.l. (Disegni di Legge in luthorian Draft Law's), and also writes and issues decrees. All bills and some decrees must be approved by the Council of Ministers. Furthermore, it is the Council of Ministers that defines the collective political and policy direction of the government, and takes practical steps to implement that direction. In addition to writing and implementing policy, the government is responsible for national defence and directs the actions of the Istalian Armed Forces together with the President of the Republic who is the commander-in-chef. The workings of the government of Istalia are based on the principle of collegiality.

Relations with the ParliamentEdit

The government, as said, is responsible to the Istalian Parliament, in particular the Chamber of Deputies which have to express its confiance. The government so must assume responsibility for its actions before the Parliament which can dismiss the government with both a costructive or a destructive motion of censure. The government can carry out only the day by day work during the tenure of an acting (interim) president, as that position is granted to the President of the Council, compromising separation of powers. If the government decides to launch an armed operation with a duration of longer than four months, it must first consult parliament and request an authorisation.

The current cabinet:

Cabinet History of Istalia (after the 4134 constitutional reform) Edit

Name Period President of the Council of Ministers Party
Sabbatini I 4138 - 4143 Aristione Sabbatini PNI
Scialoja I 4143 - 4147 Michele Scialoja PSLI
Scialoja II 4147 - 4150 Michele Scialoja PSLI
Sabbatini II 4150 - 4155 Aristione Sabbatini PNI
Sarcosi I 4155 - 4159 Andrea Sarcosi PPI
Monti I 4159 - 4165 Alessandro Monti Patto p.I.
Russo I 4165 - 4169 Martina Russo Dem
Scifo I 4169 - 4171 Enzo Scifo Patto p.I.
Khan I 4171 - 4175 Rizwan Khan MFI
d'Avellino I 4174 - 4175 Francesco d'Avellino PSI
Verhoeven I 4175 - 4179 Lorenzo Verhoeven PSLI
Mariani I 4179 - 4183 Roberto Mariani PLI
Verhoeven II 4183 - 4186 Lorenzo Verhoeven PSLI
Berto I 4186 - 4187 Cario Berto MFI
Carlin I 4187 - 4192 Romana Carlin FS
Giuliotti I 4192 - 4193 Francesco Giuliotti DI
Giuliotti II 4193 - 4196 Francesco Giuliotti DI
Berlusconi I 4196 - 4202 Hendriko Berlusconi PPC
Berlusconi II 4202 - 4206 Hendriko Berlusconi PPC
Cecconi I 4206 - 4209 Luca Cecconi PDI
Fiorenti I 4209 - 4213 Camilla Fiorenti LP
Cecconi II 4213 - 4216 Luca Cecconi PDI
Marra I 4216 - 4219 Filippo Marra LP
Fiorenti II 4219 - 4228 Camilla Fiorenti LP
Massa I 4228 - 4230 Beniamo Massa AI
Massa II 4230 - 4232 Beniamo Massa AI
Rosu I 4232 - 4236 Lorenzo Rosu NS
Saliq I 4236 - 4241 Fatima Saliq FR
Maggi I 4241 - 4247 Lavinia Maggi LP
el-Nouri I 4247 - 4248 Fatima el-Nouri AVP
el-Nouri II 4248 - 4250 Fatima el-Nouri AVP
Maggi II 4250 - 4255 Lavinia Maggi LP
Orio I 4255 - 4261 Zeno Orio FR
Pula I 4261 - 4268 Erardo Pula CC
Nacon I 4268 - present Vittoria Nacon AVP

The current cabinetEdit


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