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Italy: President Sergio Mattarella sworn for second term

President Sergio Mattarella of Italy has been sworn for the second seven-year term in a row on Thursday. He took an oath for the second term at the age of 80. He agreed to hold the President's office as head of the state after Italian political parties failed to agree on a successor.

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President Sergio Mattarella of Italy has been sworn for the second seven-year term in a row on Thursday. He took an oath for the second term at the age of 80. He agreed to hold the President’s office as head of the state after Italian political parties failed to agree on a successor.

He emerged as the most popular choice after six days of voting. There were overall eight rounds of voting.

After agreeing to join the Presidents office for the second term in a row, he said that he felt a sense of responsibility amid the Coronavirus pandemic and Italy’s struggling economy while giving his speech and further called unity.

The members of parliament have applauded him several rounds for his decision on Thursday. Moreover, he is the second President of Italy who accepted to hold the Presidential office for the second term, following Giorgio Napolitano, who agreed to continue office but eventually left at the age of 90 in 2015.

However, Sergio Mattarella had set his eyes on retirement and has prepared to vacant the Quirinale, the presidential palace in Italy’s capital, but he was re-elected to the post.

Many leaders have congratulated Sergio Mattarella worldwide on his re-election, including Joe Biden.

The PM of Italy, Mario Draghi, is seeking to finish his mandate by next year, with Mattarella remaining in office.

Since 1948, there have been 12 presidents in the Italian Republic. Moreover, Sergio Mattarella served as a government official on five occasions and remained Italian MP for 25 years before holding President’s office.

Sergio Matterella began his career in parliament in 1983, and he was active in many movements, such as the Catholic social movement faction of the Christian Democrats.

Piersanti Mattarella, Mr. Mattarella’s brother, was assassinated by the mafia in 1980 while serving as Sicilian island’s governor.

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