Berlusconi IV Cabinet

Berlusconi IV Cabinet was the 60th cabinet of Italy, in office from 8 May 2008 to 16 November 2011.[1] It was the fourth cabinet led by Silvio Berlusconi, who then became the longest-serving Prime Minister of Italy of the Italian Republic (3340 days in office). The cabinet was supported by a coalition between The People of Freedom (PdL) and the Northern League (LN), together with other smaller centre-right parties.

Berlusconi IV Cabinet

60th Cabinet of Italy
Date formed8 May 2008 (2008-05-08)
Date dissolved16 November 2011 (2011-11-16) (1,288 days)
People and organisations
Head of stateGiorgio Napolitano
Head of governmentSilvio Berlusconi
No. of ministers25 (incl. Prime Minister)
Ministers removed5 resigned
Total no. of members30 (incl. Prime Minister)
Member partiesPdL, LN, PT (since March 2011)
Status in legislatureCentre-right coalition
Opposition partiesPD, IdV, UdC, FLI (since Nov. 2010), MpA (since Nov. 2010)
History
Election(s)2008 election
Legislature term(s)XVI Legislature (2008–2013)
Incoming formationBerlusconi IV Cabinet formation, 2008
PredecessorProdi II Cabinet
SuccessorMonti Cabinet

At its formation, the government included 22 ministers and 39 under-secretaries, for a total of 61 members. At the end of its term the cabinet was composed of 24 ministers, 4 deputy ministers and 39 under-secretaries, for a total of 67 members. With 1287 days of tenure, it was second in longevity only to Berlusconi's second government (1409 days from 2001 to 2005) in the history of the Italian Republic.