Italian town votes unanimously to name Bill de Blasio 'honorary citizen'

Dec 04, 2013 1042

The Italians are claiming New York City's mayor-elect as their own.
The town of Benevento in Southern Italy — where de Blasio's maternal grandfather was born — voted unanimously over the weekend to name the mayor-elect an "honorary citizen."

The town council of Benevento, about 30 miles northeast of Naples, adopted a resolution calling de Blasio "a man of sound moral values, always close to the needs of the poorest of the poor, who vigorously pursues battles of civilization, equality and dignity," according to the news outlet Il Quaderno.

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