New Italian president starts job with vow to fight corruption, Mafia; urges economic reform

February 3, 2015 9:00 AM

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New Italian president starts job with vow to fight corruption, Mafia; urges economic reform

Newly elected Italian President Sergio Mattarella delivers his speech during his swearing-in ceremony at the Lower Chamber in Rome, Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2015. Sergio Mattarella on Monday resigned from his post as constitutional judge, a day before his swearing-in ceremony. Mattarella, 73, was elected as the new president on Saturday, in the fourth round of balloting held by Italian parliament in joint session. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia) (The Associated Press)

Newly elected Italian President Sergio Mattarella, center, flanked by Lower Chamber President Laura Boldrini, left, and vice-president of Italian Senate Valeria Fedeli, right, delivers his speech during his swearing-in ceremony at the Lower Chamber in Rome, Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2015. Sergio Mattarella o...

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