ROME (AP) — Rome hospital officials say Giulio Andreotti, Italy's former seven-time premier, is in serious but stable condition after suffering heart problems.
The Policlinico Gemelli hospital says the 93-year-old Andreotti was hospitalized Thursday with a cardiac crisis that followed a respiratory infection.
In a statement, the hospital said he was in serious, but stable, condition in intensive care.
At his prime, Andreotti was one of Italy's most powerful men: He helped draft the country's constitution after World War II, sat in parliament for 60 years and served as premier seven times. He remains a senator-for-life.
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