Immigrants field list in northern city’s polls

Immigrants in the northern city of Padua are for the first time, fielding a list of candidates for local elections to be held in June, 2009. Among those being fielded include Mohammed Ahmed, a 52-year old Egyptian-born TV presenter, who has lived in Italy for more than 4 decades.

Ahmed said that he would be honored if selected to run for mayor. He currently presents special programs on local TV stations targeted towards immigrants, and is due to present a forthcoming TV news bulletin in Arabic.

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