President of the Republic
The President is elected by partliament and the office is held for 7 years. Duties include calling for parliamentary elections, commanding the military, declaring a state of war and suchlike. The position, however, is largely ceremonial and the duties of the president are usually carried out by the prime minister.
In order to become president a person must be at least 50, an Italian citizen and not barred from holding public office. The president is elected by parliament.
Presidents of the Italian Republic
|1||Enrico De Nicola||1946||1948|
|9||Oscar Luigi Scalfaro||1992||1999|
|10||Carlo Azeglio Ciampi||1999||2006|
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