Prime Minister of Italy

head of government of the Italian Republic

The prime minister of Italy, officially President of the Council of Ministers, is the head of government of Italy.

President of the Council of Ministers of the Italian Republic
Presidente del Consiglio dei Ministri della Repubblica Italiana
Flag of the President of the Council of Ministers
Seal of the Presidency of the Council of Ministers
Giorgia Meloni

since 22 October 2022
StylePresident (reference and spoken)
Premier (reference, informal)
His Excellency (diplomatic, outside Italy)[1]
Member ofCouncil of Ministers
High Council of Defence
European Council
ResidencePalazzo Chigi
AppointerPresident of the Republic
Term lengthNo term limit
The Prime Minister's term of office ends when the Parliament withdraws its confidence to the Cabinet or in case of resignation
Inaugural holderCamillo Benso di Cavour
Formation17 March 1861
Salary99,480 annually[2]

Living former prime ministers of Italy


As of 16 July 2024, there are ten living former prime ministers. The most recent death of a former prime minister was that of Arnaldo Forlani (1980–1981) on 6 July 2023.


  1. "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 27 September 2012. Retrieved 16 November 2012.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link), Protocol and Liaison Service, United Nations
  2. " Pay Check". IG.