On 29th of January, 2022, the two Chambers of our Parliament joined in a common session and proclaimed Sergio Mattarella as President of the Italian Republic for a second term.
Sergio Mattarella was born in Sicily and was a university teacher at the faculty of Law in Palermo; he has held various positions as Minister in various governments and has also covered the important role as a Judge in the Constitutional Court. In 2015 he became the 12th head of State. As all the Italians know very well, he was Piersanti’s brother, President of Sicily, killed by the mafia in 1980.
His first 7 years of the mandate weren’t easy: migration crisis, conflicts among political parties, the pandemic and the subsequent lockdown, the great increase of Covid infections and the problems connected with vaccines, economic problems, and so on, but his great moral integrity and the long experience at the service of the institutions have ensured impartiality and fairness to his role of guarantor of the Constitution. Mattarella, though not a very talkative person, is a man of dialogue, who, without compromising, has succeeded in becoming the protagonist of political actions aimed at the implementation of the “common good”. With his re-election, our President represents the highest guarantee for Italy of having a precious and safe reference at the Quirinale; his sense of responsibility and deep attachment to the republican values of legality and justice will be a certainty to face the challenges imposed by the effects of the pandemic that has not been tamed yet and the economic problems that put a strain on young people, families, and businesses.