Napolitano elected Italy president-provisional count
ROME, May 10 (Reuters) Giorgio Napolitano has won enough votes to be elected Italy's president, according to a provisional ballot count that was still under way today in parliament.
Lawmakers applauded as the votes for Napolitano, read by the lower house speaker, passed the 505-vote mark, the minimum required for the centre left's candidate, a former communist and World War Two resistance fighter, to be elected head of state.
The counting was continuing and the official final result will be announced later.
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