Italy’s Mattarella has agreed to serve second term, minister says


ROME, JAN 29: Italian President Sergio Mattarella has agreed to serve a second term after coalition parties asked him to reconsider his decision to leave the post, the minister for regional affairs said on Saturday.

“President Sergio Mattarella’s willingness to serve a second term, requested by the overwhelming majority of political parties, shows his sense of responsibility and his attachment to the country and its institutions,” Mariastella Gelmini said.