Giorgio Napolitano


Italian Deputies and Senators applaud in the Italian Parliament in... News PhotoApplauding,Democracy,Election,Giorgio Napolitano,Government,Horizontal,Italy,Parliament of Italy,Politics,Rome - Italy,SenatorPhotographer Collection: AFP 2013 AFPItalian Deputies and Senators applaud in the Italian Parliament in Rome on April 20, 2013 after Italian President Giorgio Napolitano was confirmed re-elected. Italy's 87-year-old President Giorgio Napolitano said on Saturday said he would run for a second term despite earlier ruling out the prospect, following an appeal from the main parties to help defuse an increasingly tense political crisis. 'I consider it necessary to offer my availability,' Napolitano said in a statement, as bickering lawmakers prepared for a sixth round of voting in parliament that he is now expected to win by a large margin. AFP PHOTO / ANDREAS SOLARO (Photo credit should read ANDREAS SOLARO/AFP/Getty Images)