'Only history can judge Andreotti' says president

Napolitano remembers late seven-time premier

'Only history can judge Andreotti' says president

(see related) Rome, May 6 - The Italian president remembered seven-time premier Giulio Andreotti who died on Monday as someone "who only history can judge". In a message to the controversial ex-premier's family, Giorgio Napolitano commented on the centrist's "great role" and "lifelong experience" in Italian politics. "I extend the utmost salute of the Republic to a figure who lived through 50 years of Italian history, who played a great role in the country's institutions, and who represented Italy in foreign relations and in the construction of Europe with exceptional continuity," added the president, a former Communist.

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