Mustapha Mansouri, the head of the New Italian Immigrants Party, predicts that the immigrant vote will be crucial in the upcoming national elections. The party, which is composed mainly of immigrants, states that it has more than 100,000 members at present. During the (parliamentary) elections on April 13, over 200,000 new Italians will vote, while in the administrative elections, other 400,000 foreign residents could vote,” said Mansouri. According to the party’s calculations, approximately 200,000 immigrants have acquired Italian citizenship in just the past five years.

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