BREAKING: He’s Going To Be PRESIDENT Again – It’s Official!!

Italy’s President Sergio Mattarella, 80, was re-elected for a second seven-year term on Saturday after eight rounds of voting by 1,099 Grand Electors.

On the eighth round, Mattarella got more than 670 votes, which surpassed the 505 needed to win.

Mattarella agreed to serve the second term despite having said repeatedly before the election that he didn’t want another term. He even rented an apartment in Rome and prepared to move from the presidential residence when his term ended February 3.

Former right-wing Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi said that only Mattarella, “of whom we know we’re asking a great sacrifice,” could unify the party, and left-wing Health Minister Roberto Speranza said Mattarella’s election could lead to “a context of stability for Italy.”

No president in Italy had ever served a second term until 2013, but that person, former Communist leader Giorgio Napolitano, resigned in 2015 at age 90, when Mattarella came on board.

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