Roma’s Francesco Totti nominated as Italian Presidential candidate

Date:30th January 2015 at 5:34am
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Roma’s Francesco Totti has been nominated, and received five votes, in the race to become the next President of Italy.

Eighty-nine-year-old Giorgio Napolitano resigned from the position earlier in January due to poor health, prompting the Italian parliament to choose a successor, and any Italian citizen can be nominated by politicians.

The Chamber of Deputies, the Senate and 58 regional representatives, totalling over 1,000 people, began the first of four rounds of voting on Thursday, and incredibly Roma captain Totti received five votes.

However, he is not old enough to qualify for the position as candidates must be over 50 years old, thus the votes Totti garnered were deemed invalid.

When reading the results of votes cast, President of the Chamber of Deputies, Laura Boldrini said, “He [Totti] is not old enough,” and refused to say the Giallorossi legend’s name aloud.