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Napolitano, Giorgio,

1925–, Italian political leader, b. Naples. He studied law at the Univ. of Naples, and was a member of the Communist party from 1945 until its dissolution in 1991, when he joined the Democratic party of the Left, later the Democrats of the Left. Elected to the Chamber of Deputies (1953–1996), he served as its president (1992–94) and as minister of the interior (1996–98). In 2006 he became the first former Communist to be elected Italy's president. After the country's large public debt and stagnant growth led to a financial crisis in 2011, he used his usually ceremonial post to push for reforms, including an austerity budget and election law changes. In 2013 he became the first Italian president to be reelected when other candidates failed to receive broad support, but he resigned in 2015 for health reasons.
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While in Rome, the Secretary will also attend President Obama s meetings with President Giorgio Napolitano and Prime Minister Matteo Renzi.
Following his meeting with pope, Obama met Italian President Giorgio Napolitano and Premier Matteo Renzi in capital city of Rome.
Earlier that day, Elizabeth II had lunch with Italian President Giorgio Napolitano.
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Amman, May 30 (Petra)-His Majesty King Abdullah II on Thursday sent cables of congratulations to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II On the occasion of the anniversary of her accession to the Throne (Coronation Day) and to the Italian President Giorgio Napolitano on the occasion of the anniversary of the National Day of Italy.
Le president de la Republique, Abdelaziz Bouteflika, a recu un message de son homologue italien, Giorgio Napolitano, dans lequel il lui a fait part de ses [beaucoup moins que]sinceres felicitations[beaucoup plus grand que] a l'occasion de sa reelection a la magistrature supreme du pays.
A smiling Queen arrived around 20 minutes later than expected after a private lunch at the Quirinal Palace in Rome with Italy's president Giorgio Napolitano.
ROME, (TAP correspondent/Yamina Touati) - Italian President Giorgio Napolitano stated his country's readiness to develop pilot economic projects such as Rejim Maatoug's in the south of the country.
Muscat: His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said has sent a cable of greetings to President Giorgio Napolitano of the Republic of Italy on his country's National Day anniversary.
ITALIAN President Giorgio Napolitano yesterday bestowed the Order of the Italian Star on Culture Minister Shaikha Mai bint Mohammed Al Khalifa, marking his country's National Day.
NNA - President Giorgio Napolitano (89 years) stepped down on Wednesday after almost 9 years in office, a statement said, forcing Prime Minister Matteo Renzi into a politically delicate balancing act to appoint a successor.