According to the VNA correspondent in Rome, on February 13 (local time), the designated Prime Minister of Italy, Mr. Mario Draghi and the 23 ministers of the Cabinet were officially sworn in.
The new government in Italy is seen as a “national unity”With cabinet seats largely allocated to all political parties on both the left and the right.
Specifically, the populist party of the 5-Star Movement (M5S) holds 4 ministerial seats, the right-wing party of the League, the Proceeding of Italy (FI) and the center-left Democratic Party (PD) each have 3 seats.
The other two small parties, the Liberal and the Equal Party (Leu) and the Italia Viva (IV) party each hold a ministerial seat. In the new government, eight ministers are technocratic figures. Mr. Luigi Di Maio of the M5S party continues to hold the position of Foreign Minister in the new government.
After sworn, new government Draghi will have to undergo two confidence votes in the bicameral parliament to be officially approved.
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Analysts said that Draghi’s government will easily overcome these two confidence votes because major political parties of both left and right factions have pledged to support him.
Draghi’s new government’s inauguration put an end to a month-long Italian political crisis after former Prime Minister Matteo Renzi’s IV party on Jan. 13 withdrew from Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte’s ruling coalition. , forcing this leader to resign.
One of the focus of the new government was to get Italy out of the COVID-19 pandemic and to restore a stagnant economy.
Sources say that in the past few days, the new Prime Minister Draghi has outlined a program that will focus on a plan to allocate 209 billion euros worth of funds expected to be received from the Union’s Recovery Fund. Europe (EU).
According to Mr. Draghi’s plan, this fund will be mainly used to invest to restore the economy. In addition, Mr. Draghi also emphasized that Italy needs to undertake financial reforms.
Notably, Mr. Draghi also announced that he would endeavor to promote the construction of a common budget plan for the Eurozone. This shows that the new Prime Minister Draghi’s stance on Europe is quite consistent.
Previously, while holding the chairmanship of the European Central Bank (ECB), Mr. Draghi also called on Eurozone member countries to build a common budget plan for this bloc.
The idea of a common budget plan for the Eurozone was born during the time of Europe’s financial crisis. Countries that support this idea, such as France, argue that it is necessary to help stabilize European countries in times of crisis.
A common budget plan for the Eurozone is considered a key element which is lacking in the structure of the bloc and will contribute to completing the monetary policy of the ECB.
For Italy, a common budget plan for the Eurozone will help protect the economy from shocks to the public finances and, more broadly, create a shield to help deal with crisis situations, like the public debt crisis in the past, which once threatened to collapse the Eurozone./.