Giorgio Napolitano facts for kids
|11th President of Italy|
15 May 2006 – 14 January 2015
|Preceded by||Carlo Azeglio Ciampi|
|Succeeded by||Pietro Grasso (Acting)|
|Born||June 29, 1925
|Political party||Democratic Party of the Left|
|Spouse(s)||Clio Maria Bittoni|
|Profession||lawyer and politician|
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.
Images for kids
Napolitano with Romanian President Nicolae Ceaușescu in 1974.
Napolitano with Enrico Berlinguer.
Giorgio Napolitano with Prime Minister Romano Prodi, in 2006.
President Napolitano with the President of the Chamber of Deputies Laura Boldrini and President of the Senate Pietro Grasso.
President Giorgio Napolitano with Prime Minister Enrico Letta, in 2013.
Napolitano with Prime Minister Matteo Renzi, in 2014.
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