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Italian President's Address Upon His Reelection: April 22, 2012

Italian President's Address Upon His Reelection: April 22, 2012

Italian president's address upon his reelection: April 22, 2012

Italian citizens voted in February 2013 to choose new members of parliament. However, no party won an outright majority of seats, and the parties failed to work together to form a governing coalition. The fighting both within and among the various political sects became even more pronounced in April when the time came for parliament to choose a new president. After five rounds of balloting failed to produce a winner, the current president, Giorgio Napolitano, agreed to requests from party leaders that he remain in office for a second term. When Napolitano was chosen on the sixth ballot, he became the first Italian president to be elected to ...

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