Tomassi, ex Levante, elected mayor of Verona

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The former midfielder Above is Damiano Tomassi48 years old and has six children, was elected the new mayor of Veronaa city historically governed by the right.

For Tomassiwho played for Levante between 2006 and 2008 and after his retirement was a representative of the union of Italian soccer players, had his first experience in politics, at the head of a civic list supported by wide representation of center-left party more ang M5S, +Europe Y action.

The candidacy of Tommasi this is the best “broad field” experiment the Democratic Party (PD) general secretary expects to create, Enrico Lettafacing the 2023 general election to beat the right.

Although when asked if he considered himself a leftist politician, he preferred to practice Catholicism not to answer. The former soccer player was an atypical candidate far removed from the conventional politician and occupied Verona without giving a rally, with walks in the neighborhoods, many face -to -face meetings with citizens, with a calm tone and no controversy. to his opponents.

In the first round, held on June 12, he won more votes Federico Sborinasupported by the Brothers of Italy and the League, while forza italy presented his own candidate, Flavio Tosithus dividing the votes of the right.

In the second round held this Sunday, Tommasi got approximately 53.5 percent of the vote against 46.5 for sboarina and covered Veronawhere the middle right reigned from 1994 to the present, except Paolo Zanottowho served as mayor of the city from 2002 to 2007.

“This political proposal turns the page in a city that has been waiting for this moment for a long time. We have been able to campaign without speaking out against, without attacking or insulting the opponent,” Tommasi said after the victory.

Criticizing his lack of political experience, Tommasi He responded by recalling how the management of an association of professional soccer players “requires management preparation that is insignificant”, as well as the business management school he also created with His wife.

Tommasi won Verona with a history of soccer champion but with great humility. He was born in Negrar, a town with less than 15,000 inhabitants, in the province of Verona and with the local group of hellas he played between 1993 and 1996, and was able to take his team from Serie B to A and then move to Rome where he won the “scudetto”. After leaving Rome, he signed for the Spanish Levante and, after being relegated to the Second Division, he joined Queen’s Park Rangers English. China and San Marino his final destination as a player.

At the international level, Tomassi he was European sub’21 champion in 1996, after winning the final against Spain, and was part of the Italian team that played in World Cup in Korea and Japan 2002.

His campaign’s official website opens with this quote: “We didn’t inherit the world from our parents, but they lent it to our children and we need to give it back to them better than we found.”

Source: La Verdad

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