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Sergio Mattarella

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12th President of Italy
Assumed office
3 February 2015
Prime Minister Matteo Renzi
Paolo Gentiloni
Giuseppe Conte
Preceded by Giorgio Napolitano
Judge of the Constitutional Court
In office
11 October 2011 – 2 February 2015
Appointed by Italian Parliament
Minister of Defence
In office
22 December 1999 – 11 June 2001
Prime Minister Massimo D'Alema
Giuliano Amato
Preceded by Carlo Scognamiglio
Succeeded by Antonio Martino
Deputy Prime Minister of Italy
In office
21 October 1998 – 22 December 1999
Prime Minister Massimo D'Alema
Preceded by Walter Veltroni
Succeeded by Gianfranco Fini
Minister of Public Education
In office
22 July 1989 – 27 July 1990
Prime Minister Giulio Andreotti
Preceded by Giovanni Galloni
Succeeded by Gerardo Bianco
Minister for Parliamentary Relations
In office
28 July 1987 – 22 July 1989
Prime Minister Giovanni Goria
Ciriaco De Mita
Preceded by Gaetano Gifuni
Succeeded by Egidio Sterpa
Member of the Chamber of Deputies
In office
12 July 1983 – 28 April 2008
Constituency Sicily (1983–2001; 2006–08)
Trentino-Alto Adige (2001–06)
Personal details
Born 23 July 1941 (1941-07-23) (age 79)
Palermo, Kingdom of Italy
Nationality Italian
Political party DC (Before 1994)
PPI (1994–2002)
DL (2002–2007)
PD (2007–2008)
Independent (2008–present)
Marisa Chiazzese
(died 2012)
Children 3 (Laura, Bernardo Giorgio, and Francesco)
Residence Quirinal Palace, Rome, Italy
Alma mater Sapienza University

Sergio Mattarella OMRI OMCA K.U.O.M. GColL RSerafO KBE (born 23 July 1941) is an Italian politician, lawyer and academic serving as the 12th and current President of Italy since 2015. He was previously Minister for Parliamentary Relations from 1987 to 1989, Minister of Public Education from 1989 to 1990, Deputy Prime Minister of Italy from 1998 to 1999 and Minister of Defence from 1999 to 2001. In 2011, he became an elected judge on the Constitutional Court. On 31 January 2015, he was elected by the Italian Parliament to serve as President of the Italian Republic.

His brother Piersanti, former President of Sicily, was killed by the Sicilian Mafia in 1980.

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