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Napolitano elected Italy president-official

Written by: Staff

ROME, May 10 (Reuters) Italian law makers today elected Giorgio Napolitano, an ex-communist 80-year-old life senator, to be the country's new head of state, lower house speaker Fausto Bertinotti announced to parliament.

Napolitano won 543 votes, 38 more than the absolute majority needed.

Reuters SY GC1719

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