Paolo Gentiloni has been President of the Council of Ministers since December 2016. He is an Italian politician, and a member of the Democratic Party. He became spokesman for the Mayor of Rome in 1993 and was Jubilee and Tourism Councilor in the Rome City Council. In 2001 he was elected Member of Parliament and was Chairman of the Broadcasting Services Watchdog Committee. Between 2006 and 2008 he was Minister for Communications in Prime Minister Prodi’s government. One of the 45 members of the National Founding Committee of the Democratic Party in 2007, he was re-elected in 2008 and 2013 to the Chamber of Deputies and has been a member of the Committee on Foreign Affairs. Between 2014 and 2016 he served as Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation.