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Sergio Mattarella
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12th President of Italy
Assumed office
3 February 2015
Prime Minister Matteo Renzi
Preceded by Pietro Grasso (acting)
Deputy Prime Minister of Italy
In office
21 October 1998 – 21 December 1999
Prime Minister Massimo D'Alema
Preceded by Walter Veltroni
Succeeded by Gianfranco Fini
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
Minister of Education
In office
22 July 1989 – 27 July 1990
Prime Minister Giulio Andreotti
Preceded by Giovanni Galloni
Succeeded by Gerardo Bianco
Minister of 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
Personal details
Born 23 July 1941 (1941-07-23) (age 78)
Palermo, Sicily, Italy
Political party DC (Before 1994)
PPI (1994–2002)
DL (2002–2007)
PD (2007–2009)
Independent (2009–present)
Spouse(s) Marisa Chiazzese (m. - 2012, his death)
Relations Bernardo Mattarella (father)
Piersanti Mattarella (brother)
Children Bernardo Giorgio
Alma mater University of Palermo

Sergio Mattarella (Italian pronunciation: [ˈsɛrdʒo mattaˈrɛlla]; born 23 July 1941) is a Italian politician. He became the 12th President of Italy on 3 February 2015. He was a member of Parliament from 1983 to 2008, serving as Minister of Education from 1989 to 1990. He served as Minister of Defence from 1999 to 2001. Later, in 2011, he became a judge on the Constitutional Court.

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