The President of the Council of Ministers

The Constitutional Charter grants autonomy to the Prime Minister who is the head of the Executive branch, turning him into the nerve centre of the Government’s entire activities. The Prime Minister runs the general policy and holds responsibility for it, he oversees political and administrative unity and promotes and coordinates the activity of Ministers. 

The Prime Minister has power of direction of the entire Government body, enabling him to carry out all initiatives aimed at preserving consistency in the joint actions of his coalition, the target being the realization of the political programme presented before Parliament at the time of the vote of confidence. His duties though do not go as far as determining the Government’s general policies   unilaterally, since this task is carried out collectively by the Council of Ministers through its decisions. 

Governo Italiano Presidenza del Consiglio dei Ministri