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Italy’s Democratic Party sound out Claudio Marchisio as Turin mayor candidate

Turin-based outlet La Stampa reports today that the Democratic Party – Italy’s primary centre-left party – is consdering picking former Juventus midfielder Claudio Marchisio as a candidate in the city’s upcoming mayoral election.

Marchisio had declared in the past few days – his words transcribed by Sky – that “if there was a need for yours truly in the area, the city, or Piedmont, I would be the first to answer the call.”

It has been reported that the party sounded out local officials regarding Marchisio’s availability, with the former Italian international adding in a later interview with La Stampa that he was fascinated by politics, although aware that he had much to learning before throwing himself into the ring.

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