ROME, ITALY - 22 APRIL 2013: Re-elected Italian President Giorgio Napolitano takes the presidential oath at the parliament in Rome, Italy, on April 22, 2013. Napolitano, 87, was sworn in for an unprecedented second term, amid hopes of an end this week to a deadlock on forming a new government.
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 the anti-establishment Five Star Movement, who scored 217.
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