Palermo, Italy, 25 October 2012: Canidate for Governor of Sicily Gianfranco Micciché, 58, is about to shake thands with President of the Chamber of Deputies and leader of the Future and Freedom party Gianfranco Fini ,60, who came to endorse him at his electoral committee in Palermo, Italy, on October 25 2012. Gianfranco Micciché's motto is "Sugno Sicilianu - Sogno Siciliano", which translates as "I am Sicilian" in the Sicilian dialect and "Sicilian dream". His is allied with the MpA (Movimento per le Autonomie, Movement for Autonomies), a regionalist and Christian democratic party which demands greater autonomy for Sicily. The movement was founded my former Governor of Sicily Raffaele Lombardo, who resigned in July.
The direct elections in Sicily for the President of the Region and its representatives will take place on Sunday 28 October 2012, 6 months ahead of the end of the terms of office of the current legislature. The anticipated election of October 28 take place after Raffaele Lombardo, former governor of Sicily since 2008, resigned on July 31st. Raffaele Lombardo is under investigation since 2010 for Mafia ties. His son Toti Lombardo is currently running for a seat in the Sicilian Regional Assembly in the coalition of Gianfranco Micciché, a candidate for the Presidency of the Region. 32 candidates belonging to 8 of the 20 parties running for the Sicilian elections are either under investigation or condemned. ### Palermo, Italia, 25 ottobre 2012: il candidato alla Presidenza della Regione Gianfranco Micciché, 58 anni, sta per stringere la mano del Presidente della Camera dei Deputati e leader di Futuro e Libertà Gianfranco FIni, 60 anni, che è venuto ad appoggiarlo nel comizio al comitato elettorale a Palermo il 25 ottobre 2012. Lo slogan di Gianfranco Micciché è "Sugnu Sicilia - Sono Siciliano" ("Sono siciliano in dialetto). Si è alleato con l'Mpa (Movimento per le Autonomie), fondato da Raffaele Lombardo, il quale ha rassegnato le dimissioni a lugl
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