Giorgio Napolitano

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Napolitano Giorgio C news24_smallGiorgio Napolitano has served as the President of the Republic of Italy since 2006. After an early post-war career in the Secretariat of the Italian Economic Centre for Southern Italy, he was elected to the Chamber of Deputies for the first time in 1953, and with the exception of the 4th Parliament he was a Member of Parliament until 1996, always re-elected in the Naples constituency. From 1989 to 1992 he was a Member of the European Parliament, and from 1995 to 2006 he had the role of President of the Italian Council of the European Movement. From May 1996 to October 1998 he served as Minister of the Interior and for the Coordination of Civil Protection. From June 1999 to June 2004 he chaired the Constitutional Affairs Committee of the European Parliament. In 2005 Giorgio Napolitano was appointed life Senator.