Letta Cabinet

The Cabinet Letta ruled Italy on April 28, 2013 to February 22, 2014; previously ruled the Cabinet Monti, after the Cabinet Renzi. The government of Prime Minister Enrico Letta was worn by November 2013, by a large coalition of Partito Democratico (PD ), Popolo della Libertà ( PdL ) and the civil list Scelta Civica (SC). This political constellation was related to the stalemate after the parliamentary elections in late February 2013. The in November 2013, founded by Silvio Berlusconi 's Forza Italia party joined several conservative PdL parliamentarians to Deputy Prime Minister Angelino Alfano not. They assisted with their new center-right movement Nuovo Centrodestra ( NCD), the government Letta on. Forza Italia was, however, in the opposition.

Enrico Letta resigned with his cabinet on 14 February 2014 after his Democratic Party had agreed the day before a new government under the new party chairman Matteo Renzi. President Giorgio Napolitano instructed the Cabinet Letta with continuation of current matters and to the swearing in of the new government.

Ministers and State Secretaries

Anna Maria Cancellieri and Enzo Moavero Milanesi already belonged to the Monti government, Cancellieri as interior minister and Moavero as Minister for European policy. Angelino Alfano was in the Berlusconi government from 2008 to 2011 Minister of Justice and Emma Bonino from 2006 to 2008 in the Prodi government 's trade minister. With six or seven ministers, the Cabinet has the highest proportion of women of all previous governments of Italy. With Cecile Kyenge first heard a native of Africa a politician Italian Government.


The appointment of the South Tyrolean deputies Michaela Bianco Fiore Secretary of State in the Ministry for Equality, sports and youth caused protests because they had provided in the past by numerous homophobic remarks stir. Enrico Letta she replied, then two days after her appointment in the Ministry of Public Administration.

On May 17, 2013 were appointed with the Senator Marco Minniti (PD ), a further Secretary, Office of the Prime Minister. He takes over where the responsibility for the civilian intelligence services in Italy. Minniti founded in 2009 in Rome, the think-tank Intelligence Culture and Strategic Analysis ( ICSAS ). At the Cabinet meeting of 17 May was also decided that the Prime Minister, Ministers, Deputy Ministers and State Secretaries received any emoluments, provided they have been elected to parliament and get out of there MPs salaries.

On June 24, 2013 came originally from Germany Minister for Equality, sports and youth, Josefa Idem, because of a tax scandal back. My area of ​​responsibility was assigned to the Minister Delrio (Sport), Kyenge ( youth) and Guerra ( equality ).

On September 28, 2013 Secretary of State handed Michaela Bianco Fiore at the request of Silvio Berlusconi their resignation, which was accepted by Enrico Letta on October 4, 2013.

Special events

End of July 2013, Silvio Berlusconi was convicted of tax fraud in the last instance to one year in prison. Angelino Alfano party chief and leading members of the PdL ( Berlusconi's party ) came together for an emergency meeting. You considered to have withdraw the PdL - Minister, what then sooner or later, probably early elections would result, as the government would have no more parliamentary majority. Apparently so pressure should be exerted on President Giorgio Napolitano that he pronounce an amnesty for Berlusconi.

Silvio Berlusconi called on 28 September 2013, the five ministers and secretaries of state of his party PdL, to leave the government in order to prevent his expulsion from the Senate. Prime Minister Letta put it in the Parliament's confidence. According to internal conflicts in the PdL and the announcement of PdL MPs to vote for Letta, Berlusconi took himself shortly before the vote, the U-turn and called the Senate to speak on Letta trust what happened with a large majority. The PdL members thus remained in the government. Only the resignation by Michaela Bianco Fiore was adopted by Enrico Letta.

The irreconcilable differences between Berlusconi and his closest associates on the one hand, and Alfano with his loyalist ministers and legislators on the other hand, led in November 2013 to split the PdL, re- establishment of Berlusconi's Forza Italia party and establishing the new center-right movement Nuovo Centrodestra. While Berlusconi with his hardliners continued to call for the overthrow of the government Letta because the company did not adequately protected him with the coalition against the " communist justice," Angelino Alfano supported with its NCD on the government until a PD internal decision on case brought.