Gentiloni Silveri, Paolo

Gentiloni Silveri, Paolo,

1954–, Italian politician. From a aristocratic Roman family, Gentiloni became a journalist and was originally aligned with the Greens. First elected to parliament in 2001, he helped found (2002) the Democracy Is Freedom party, which later became (2007) the Democratic party. He served (2006–8) as minister of communications under Premier ProdiProdi, Romano
, 1939–, Italian politician, premier of Italy (1996–98, 2006–8), b. Scandiano. Educated at the Catholic Univ. of Milan (grad. 1961), he is a trained economist and served (1978–79) as Italy's minister for industry; he also was a professor of
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 and was an unsuccessful candidate (2013) for mayor of Rome. Under Premier RenziRenzi, Matteo,
1975–, Italian political leader. Renzi was a member of the Italian People's party, which merged (2002) with other parties to form Democracy Is Freedom—The Daisy, which then merged (2007) with the Democrats of the Left to become the Democratic party
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 he served (2014–16) as foreign minister, and after Renzi resigned (2016), he succeeded him as premier (2016–18). Renzi remained party leader, however, and Gentiloni was seen largely as a caretaker premier.