Giorgio Napolitano

11th President of Italy

Giorgio Napolitano (born in Naples, Italy on June 29, 1925) was the 11th President of the Italian Republic.[1]

Giorgio Napolitano
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Official portrait, 2006
President of Italy
In office
15 May 2006 – 14 January 2015
Prime MinisterRomano Prodi
Silvio Berlusconi
Mario Monti
Enrico Letta
Matteo Renzi
Preceded byCarlo Azeglio Ciampi
Succeeded bySergio Mattarella
President of the Chamber of Deputies
In office
3 June 1992 – 14 April 1994
Preceded byOscar Luigi Scalfaro
Succeeded byIrene Pivetti
Minister of the Interior
In office
18 May 1996 – 21 October 1998
Prime MinisterRomano Prodi
Preceded byGiovanni Rinaldo Coronas
Succeeded byRosa Russo Iervolino
Additional offices
Member of the Senate
Assumed office
14 January 2015
In office
23 September 2005 – 15 May 2006
For life
Member of the European Parliament
In office
20 July 1999 – 19 July 2004
ConstituencySouthern Italy
In office
25 July 1989 – 10 June 1992
ConstituencySouthern Italy
Member of the Chamber of Deputies
In office
5 June 1968 – 8 May 1996
In office
25 June 1953 – 15 May 1963
Personal details
Born (1925-06-29) 29 June 1925 (age 97)
Naples, Campania, Kingdom of Italy
Political partyIndependent (2006–present)
Other political
PCI (1945–1991)
PDS (1991–1998)
DS (1998–2006)
Alma materUniversity of Naples Federico II

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.