Regional elections will take place in the Italian region of Trentino-Alto Adige on October 22.
And while the electoral campaign in the rich Italian region has started strongly, there is also an Albanian among the candidates.
It is about Fation Mullicin who is running for Provincial Councilor (Consigliere provinciale) in Rovereto Trentino-Alto Adige.
Mullici joins the regional party "La Civica", a movement with strong roots in the local community and represents the heart of Trentino, where policies are made for the region.
But this is not the first time that Mullici is running. Three years ago he was elected as the municipal councilor of Rovereto.
His victory attracted the attention of the Italian media because of Mullici's unique story.
Fationi, now 42, went to Italy as a clandestine dinghy and is now an entrepreneur in construction and electrical plants.
He is not only the favorite of the Albanians in this region, but also of the Italians and therefore in the last elections, Mullici was also the candidate who received the most personal preferences.
He says he will do a good job and be a spokesperson for all the communities living in the Trentino-Alto Adige region and that he wants all immigrants to be truly integrated without prejudice.
In an interview with the Italian media, Mullici says: "I believe that beyond the political lines, we all have to work around this beautiful region. Rovereto is a city that has welcomed me and helped me to work. And for that I want to reward him by dedicating myself to the whole region".
Mullici went to Italy in 1997:
"I was 15 years old and I came alone, clandestinely in one of the boats that crossed the Adriatic Sea. I landed in Bari where my uncle was waiting for me and I worked for a year and a half between the camps. Then, through friends, I arrived in Rovereto where I found a job and started my studies".
In 2008 he opened a company for electrical plants and in 2010 a construction company.
So, Fation Mullici is the typical representative of the Albanian immigrant who, through work, has become a symbol of success and pride for the Albanian community in Italy. Now the latter must unite around Mullic to vote for him, thus having a dignified representative of theirs in the Trentino-Alto Adige region.