SERGIO MATTARELLA

The President of the Republic Sergio Mattarella was born in Palermo on 23 July 1941.

On February 3, 2022 his 7-year term will end, his mandate was difficult because of the economic and political crisis pandemic due to Covid but he was able to face everything with courage and kindness.

Mattarella is the 12th President of the Italian Republic and has a degree in law. His end-of-year speech was very emotional, he is much loved and I hope he will be re-elected.

29/01/2022

After chaotic back-room negotiations, Italian lawmakers on Saturday re-elected the country’s current president, Sergio Mattarella, keeping the status quo, avoiding early elections and prolonging Italy’s current period of stability under Prime Minister Mario Draghi, who himself had coveted the job. But the election of Mr. Mattarella, 80 and reluctant to serve again, after six disastrous days of secret votes in which different political interests within the governing coalition failed to rally around a new candidate, revealed the fractious politics and crumbling alliances just beneath the surface of Italy’s national unity government. The choice of Mr. Mattarella increased the likelihood that Mr. Draghi, a former president of the European Central Bank, would continue to lead the unity government until scheduled elections in February 2023.

The 80-year-old, who had repeatedly made it clear that he wanted to retire, agreed to serve again after Italian premier Mario Draghi.  “I had other plans but I am here if needed,” Mattarella reportedly said, adding: “I will do my best.”

The president plays a key role during times of political crisis and has the power to appoint a prime minister and give mandates to form a government. I hope he will do it as soon as possible!

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