Italy's President Giorgio Napolitano resigned last week, setting the stage for the election of a new head of state, which will take place over the next couple of weeks.
Therefore, we picked presidente – president - for our Word of the Week.
To elect a new president is eleggere un nuovo presidente.
The feminine for presidente is presidentessa.
The presidency is presidenza.
To run for president is candidarsi per la presidenza.
Now listen to Gianni Morandi and his song “Il presidente”: