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Italy's lawmakers elect Sergio Mattarella as president Empty Italy's lawmakers elect Sergio Mattarella as president

Post  Sirop14 on Sat Jan 31, 2015 8:26 pm

Italy's lawmakers elect Sergio Mattarella as president

ROME (AP) — Sergio Mattarella, a Constitutional Court justice widely considered to be above the political fray, was elected Saturday as Italy's president in the third day of balloting by lawmakers.
He quickly set as priorities attention to his country's moribund economy and the need for unity in Europe's fight against a "new season of terror."
Mattarella's election as head of state was clinched when he amassed 505 votes — a simple majority. The 73-year-old former minister with center-left political roots went on to garner a total of 665 votes from the 1,009 eligible electors.


Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/wires/ap/article-2934161/Lawmakers-vote-new-Italian-president-test-Renzi.html#ixzz3QQtLdO00

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