After a long political dispute in Italy, the new president was elected, only he is the former one.
It is Sergio Mattarella, the former country's president since 2015, re-elected with a supreme number of 759 votes. At the age of 80, the head of state is reconfirmed for another seven years.
After Sandro Pertini, he is the Italian president elected with the most votes. (source: tg24.sky.it)
Mattarella's first words after the re-election were: "The serious health, economic and social emergency calls for a sense of responsibility, which must prevail over personal perspectives". (source: tg24.sky.it)
Prime Minister Draghi said: "Thank you to president Mattarella, wonderful news for Italians". (source: tg24.sky.it)
Sergio Mattarella's actual plan was to retire, so his new re-election was a surprise to every Italian, and himself.
"I accept out of a sense of responsibility. Despite personal perspectives, I could not escape" the President recently declared. (source: fanpage.it)
President Mattarella is one of the most appreciated and even loved Italian presidents.
He faced the last seven years bringing stability and calm, especially during the last two years of the Covid crisis.
He managed the entire situation in an honorable manner (according to lawyer and human rights defender Cathy La Torre).
"A splendid person, humble like few others, a symbol of respect, seriousness, gentleness, calm, but also inflexibility concerning the constitutional values on which our country is founded" posted Cathy La Torre on her Instagram page, bringing a sincere thank you to president Mattarella's service to his country.
She considers Sergio Mattarella's years as the head of state as "one of the best presidential mandates that Italy has ever known. Seven years during which, thanks to Sergio Mattarella, Italy has not plunged into unpredictable social conflicts."