The next 26 May, together with the European elections, will be held the Italian administrative elections. We have taken steps to find candidates of Albanian origin that you can consult here
One of the candidates is Admir Toto, born in Vlora, Albania.
He moved to Italy from 1992, has 38 years and from 26 years he lives in Turin. He is a candidate on a left-wing civic list "Seventh Future" in support of the mayor candidate Elena Piastra a Settimo Torinese, an Italian municipality of 46.965 inhabitants of the city of Turin, in Piedmont
Interview with Admir Toto
1. What is your proposal in the program of the "Seventh Future" list
I am an educator on this territory for about 11 years. Work with families in difficulty followed by social services. The proposal I brought is community development "It takes a village to raise a child"
2. If you win, what do you think you propose to be innovative for all citizens?
The resilience of the weakest
3. Why do you think they will have to vote for you?
To download the blame ... in the sense that many voters are Catholic communists or Christian Democrats, I punish them about feelings of guilt. Asking for a vote is a difficult thing, let's see if my fellow citizens are ready.
4. Being in possession of a dual citizenship, belonging to multiple cultures and speaking multiple languages is a point of advantage or disadvantage for you and why?
Complexity is the only way to live. We are a mixed couple, we have complicated our lives with passion. Serenity is a point of advantage for all people, in Italy so much can still be done on integration.
5. You are of Albanian origin. What is Albania for you?
They are Valonese lab, they are my strong and safe roots. Albania for me is still a holiday resort in the sense that when I come, they treat me like a tourist and it pisses me off. I would like it to become a place of opportunity and change. In my sector Albania must go a long way.
6. What does it mean to have a foreign name in your everyday life?
When I was in Albania, to turn around, they had to tell me my name, my father's name and the surname wrapped around my dog's name, in the sense that it was quite common.
In Italy my name for a long time just saying it carried ghosts. Wrapped after I said my name, I asked not to be afraid to ask the second question because the Albanian inscription on my forehead had been removed before I left home. Now I have a well-defined story about my name.
7. Are you Italian enough for those who will vote for you?
I don't know if I'm Italian enough, I know I'm too far left ...
8. Do you care about polls? What do they say about the list you signed up for?
Yes, in the sense that I am competitive. But I would be happy for the victory of our female candidate because she would be the first mayor in the history of our city.
9. What does it mean to be integrated in your opinion and what are the proposals to be made to improve immigration policies?
You never cease to integrate, I work with Italian families that every day should be helped on so many profiles that all together improve living conditions. This is called integration and applies to everyone regardless of where you come from.
10. Do you notice any difference between your parents and you in the way you live in Italy?
They live with their Albanian community in Turin an expanding species in some ways they are more consistent with their history of emigration. For personal and family history I have always declared myself a hippy citizen of the world. I don't have a community of compatriots I have a company of different origins and some Piedmontese survived
11. Of Albanian origin, but which is your mother tongue?
It depends on how I sleep. I give this example, my daughter Margot of 6 years when she is in Albania says she is Italian, when she is in Italy she claims to be Albanian.
12. Is there an organized Albanian community where you are a candidate? (like some association, a school, etc.). How many Albanians are there in your constituency?
The Albanian community that has the right to vote in my city has about 15 people. They would struggle to vote for me because they consider me a communist. A useless effort to explain the differences.
13. Don't you think they only chose you to draw on the votes of your community?
There is no risk. I have been chosen for some characteristics (well integrated that I don't know what it means, I work in the social, my professionalism). I was chosen because for years being Albanian you were the scapegoat par excellence. So as an Italo-Albanian educator I do not ask for the vote I ask for faults.
14. What do you have to say to the other candidates of Albanian origin who compete in other lists?
To everyone except one, good luck that our sincere commitment can improve our country and our children. Instead to the candidate of the League I would like to ask how she did it, in the sense that I too have made several attempts to purify sinks in the Po but unfortunately the Po is a rather polluted river.
15. Do you want to add something or say more that you think is important?
Good life and if a future is possible only and only where the weakest are not denied the rights.
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