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Italy's new president is Sergio Mattarella

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Italy's new president is Sergio Mattarella

Italy’s new president is Sergio Mattarella. The Constitutional Court justice and former minister was elected in the fourth round of voting for a new head of State.

Sergio Mattarella, 73, was the candidate of Prime Minister Matteo Renzy, a nomination which has angered opposition rival Silvio Berlusconi, who says that Renzi has broken a pact on reforms by not proposing a joint candidate.

Mattarella won unanimous support from Renzi’s party, as they oppose the reform alliance with Berlusconi.

Sergio Mattarella will replace Giorgio Napolitano who resigned earlier this month.