In September 2019 he was appointed Minister of Economy and Finance of the Conte II Cabinet. In this role, he was committed to mitigating the social and economic impact of the health emergency caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, by supporting workers, families and businesses and leading along with the government the negotiations in Europe that led to the adoption of a robust economic countercyclical response to the crisis and the launch of the Next Generation EU Program.
Gualtieri has been pushed to run for mayor by the passion that binds him to the city of Rome, his city, and the desire to relaunch its European and international role by making Rome an easier, more attractive and livable metropolis for all romans.
Not a simple stage on a journey, but a choice of life and a commitment to the whole city.