Elona Demi, 38enne Albanian emigrant born in Saranda, triumphed in the local elections on Sunday becoming councilor of Sorbolo Mezzani, a town of almost 13.000 inhabitants in the province of Parma.
Elona Demi had applied with the list 'For the New Municipality', with Nicola Cesari mayor, who has swept the elections even reaching the 69,36% of preferences.
"I want to thank all the people who supported me and who believed in me giving me the preference and allowing me to become a Town Councilor of Sorbolo Mezzani.
In particular I want to thank the community of Bogolese for their great trust. Now the real challenge is starting, I will commit myself with a sense of responsibility and with humility, trying to give my best for my community.
Thank you very much for the estimate. Elona.”- posted Elona Demi on Facebook.
Who is Elona Demi
Elona Demi lives in Sorbolo Mezzani, she graduated in Law (University of Bologna) and in Foreign Languages and Literature at the University of Parma. He currently works as a freelance in the linguistic field (translations, interpreting) and in particular in teaching English for which he also holds a certificate qualifying him to teach English to foreigners at the University of Cambridge (GB).
His policy is based mainly on integration with proposals that go in this direction and not in bureaucratic and expensive steps that do not lead to any benefit either to the immigrant or even to the society in which he wants to integrate.
The integration that for her means to be an ordinary citizen of the society in which you live without the complex of belonging and the desire for social revenge due to belonging. It also means learning the traditions of the country where you live and respecting the rules.
A civil commitment that for its part has never been lacking in recent years, both from a social point of view (which sees it as part of voluntary associations) and from a political point of view, especially thanks to its sense of responsibility.
All without ever forgetting his native land, Albania, of which he is extremely proud:
"Albania is the country where I was born and where I grew up and also where I trained in certain aspects. I am proud of my origins, but without exploitation and without fanaticism and exaggerated patriotisms. It is my added value and my cultural and also historical and moral baggage.”