Agencia EFEApril 20, 2013 16:32
Rome, Apr 20 (EFE).- Giorgio Napolitano was re-elected as Italy's president Saturday in a sixth round of voting in Parliament, after leaders of the country's main parties urged him to run again to help resolve a burgeoning political crisis.
The 87-year-old Napolitano, who becomes the first Italian president to be elected for a second seven-year term, obtained 738 votes, far more than the required 504.
Citing his age, Napolitano had said repeatedly that he could not continue at his post. He had been due to step down on May 15.