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Giorgio Napolitano
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11th President of Italy
In office
15 May 2006 – 14 January 2015
Preceded by Carlo Azeglio Ciampi
Succeeded by Sergio Mattarella
Personal details
Born (1925-06-29) June 29, 1925 (age 97)
Naples, Italy
Political party Democratic Party of the Left
Spouse(s) Clio Maria Bittoni
Profession lawyer and politician

Giorgio Napolitano (born in Naples, Italy on June 29, 1925) was the 11th President of the Italian Republic.

He was elected on May 10, 2006 on the fourth ballot, with 543 votes out of 1009 (the required number was 505), but he took office as President only on May 15, 2006, after Carlo Azeglio Ciampi's time was finished.

He was voted mostly by the left-wing coalition led by Prime Minister Romano Prodi, head of the Italian Government. Napolitano was preceded at his job by Carlo Azeglio Ciampi. His nickname is King George.

Napolitano resigned as President of Italy on January 14, 2015 due to his old age.

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