Agence France-PresseApril 20, 2013 23:16
Italy's lawmakers re-elected 87-year-old President Giorgio Napolitano on Saturday in a bid to break the country's political gridlock, as protestors outside parliament jeered the result.
The ex-communist Napolitano won with a sweeping majority of 738 ballots out of 1,007 possible votes -- well ahead of leftist academic Stefano Rodota, backed by the anti-establishment Five Star Movement, who scored 217.
But hundreds of people rallied in Rome at a protest called by Beppe Grillo, the leader of the Five Star Movement, shouting "Jokers!" "Shame!"