Two MPs to represent four million immigrants

Two immigrants have been elected to the new Italian parliament – Souad Sbai and Jean Leonard Touadi. Selegalese born Touadi has been elected as an MP for the centre-left Italy of Values Party, and Sbai, the president of Italy’s Association of Moroccan women has been elected an MP for Berlusconi’s conservative People of Freedom Party. The head of Italy’s immigrant party pledged full support for the two, saying they will have the honour of representing 4 million new citizens living in our country. Two other immigrant parliamentary candidates – Frias Merceder Lourdes and Khalil Ali, failed to win seats in the elections on Sunday and Monday.