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(generated from captions) to me tonight. Thank you for

me, sir. to me tonight. Thank you for having demanding a recount, With outgoing PM Silvio Berlusconi some time yet Italians may be waiting their parliamentary elections, for a definitive result from centre-left coalition even though Romano Prodi's has claimed victory. is the election of two men One result beyond question, however, Italian citizens in Australia, to represent expatriate and one in the Senate. one in the Lower House may be among a handful of MPs In fact, Senator Nino Randazzo in Italy's Upper House, to hold the balance of power drawing an inevitable comparison senator, Barnaby Joyce. with Australian National Party Mick Bunworth caught up with Italian Australia's newest political representatives in Melbourne today.

Meet Nino Randazzo and Marco Fedi,

two pen who've just been elected to

represent the biggest electorate on

earth. The electorate I represent

goes as far north as Mongolia and

far south as Antarctica and far

far south as Antarctica and far east as the Pacific islands Aspinall far

west as to the west coast of Africa.

So I think I've got the largest

electorate in the world to look

after. Sit going to be a challenge.

We've been travelling regularly to

Italy as part of a council. Council

of Italians I broad. Travelling to

Italy isn't an issue. Keeping in

touch with such a vast and diverse

electorate would be an entirely

different matter. It's the first

time the Italian Parliament has

facilitated the election of 12

facilitated the election of 12 Lower House MPs and six senators to

represent communities of Italians

living abroad. Together, Mr Fedi

living abroad. Together, Mr Fedi and Mr Randazzo from Romano Prodi's

centre left young party are

responsible for Italians on four

continents with the bulk being here

in Australia. Well, they need two

strong voices and that was part of

our campaign. In fact, we said that

having two strong voices in the

Italian Parliament would have (1)

helps the Italian-Australian

community to solve some of the

problems we are facing, in terms of

social security. It's one of the

areas of concern. In terms of

re-opening the opportunity to

reacquire Italian citizenship and

also in terms of bringing to the

Italian Parliament our own identity.

On Melbourne's famed Italian strip,

Lygon Street today, the MP's new

constituents were already jut

constituents were already jut lining their expectations. Mostly look

after the elderly people, their pension

pensions and protect them in any

case. We believe we want a lot of

support because the government Mr

Berlusconi they make for years a

Berlusconi they make for years a lot of Italians suffer, suffer, from

of Italians suffer, suffer, from the north to the south. I'm very happy

because this means a big change for

Italy. We had the last few years

very bad, economy and all of these

things. So we hope that now with

this change towards the left is

going to be good for the

working-class, mostly for the

working-class. But more than just

represent Australian-Italian

citizens, Mr Randazzo could be one

of a handful of senators to hold

power in it will it's Upper House

drawing a comparison with National

Party senator, Barnaby Joyce.

So like Barnaby Joyce you won't be

seeking policy from the Prodi --.

I'm part of the Prodi majority and

I'm part of the Prodi majority and I have Accepted every bit of the

official program of that Government.

This circumstance will help us to

push ideas, proposals and I think

push ideas, proposals and I think it will be taken more seriously than

Italian my grants have been taken

the past. In Rome, Italy's Prime

Minister kp elect is clearly

relishing the prospect of

controlling both houses of

Parliament and counting on the

support of Mr Randazzo and others.

It was a hard job, difficult battle

until the last moment, but we got

it. We got it. Both in the chamber

and in the Senate. Now with the

majority also in the Senate and so

there's no, no, no problem to have

strong Government for my country. there's no, no, no problem to have a

But first he may have to stave off

challenge from the incumbent. But first he may have to stave off a

TRANSLATION: We won't hesitate to

recognise the political victory for

our adversaries, but only once the

necessary legal verification

procedures have been completed. Now

nobody can say to be the winner.

In my opinion, it's just a

strategy. Mr Berlusconi at the doesn't Noah is

doesn't know know what he's going strategy. Mr Berlusconi at the stage

do. He's out of office and maybe doesn't know know what he's going to

even out of the Opposition

leadership. It might be that he has

to face his own problems, finally.

That is why he's disputing the

result. Marco Fedi and Nino

hope to visit as many of their result. Marco Fedi and Nino Randazzo

constituents as possible during

their 5-year terms, within reason.

Will you be travelling to

Will you be travelling to Antarctica

to meet your consit wents there ?

20 or 25 constituents there. I

know how they voted. I haven't 20 or 25 constituents there. I don't

out yet. There's a scientific base know how they voted. I haven't found

in Antarctica but I don't think

the penguins will need in Antarctica but I don't think that

representations. I'll be quite the penguins will need parliamentary

to take a tour of Antarctica, but representations. I'll be quite happy

that will not be a priority. It

be quite a commute from Melbourne that will not be a priority. It must

commute for any politician anywhere Rome. I would think the longest be quite a commute from Melbourne to

in the world.