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Pietro Grasso
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President of Italy
In office
14 January 2015 – 3 February 2015
Prime Minister Matteo Renzi
Preceded by Giorgio Napolitano
Succeeded by Sergio Mattarella
President of the Senate of the Republic
In office
16 March 2013 – 22 March 2018
Preceded by Renato Schifani
Succeeded by Elisabetta Casellati
Leader of Free and Equal
Assumed office
3 December 2017
Preceded by Office established
Member of the Senate of the Republic
Assumed office
15 March 2013
Constituency Lazio
Head of the National Antimafia Directorate
In office
11 October 2005 – 27 December 2012
Preceded by Pierluigi Vigna
Succeeded by Giusto Sciacchitano
Personal details
Born 1 January 1945 (1945-01-01) (age 75)
Licata, Kingdom of Italy
Nationality Italian
Political party Democratic Party
Free and Equal
Spouse(s) Maria Fedele (1970–present)
Children 1 son
Alma mater University of Palermo

Pietro Grasso (born 1 January 1945), also known as Piero Grasso, is an Italian anti-mafia magistrate and politician who served as President of the Senate from 2013 to 2018.

Grasso became the Acting President of Italy on 14 January 2015, upon the resignation of Giorgio Napolitano. He was President until the swearing in of Sergio Mattarella on 3 February.

On 3 December 2017, Grasso was elected Leader of Free and Equal (Liberi e Uguali, LeU), a new left-wing coalition composed by Democratic and Progressive Movement, Italian Left and Possible.

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