Has Vattimo ever run for a political office in Italy?
Only at the local level
Only at the national level
Vattimo has indeed run for political office in Italy. In 2009, he ran for mayor of Turin, but lost to the incumbent, Sergio Chiamparino. Vattimo's candidacy was seen as a protest against the center-left government of Romano Prodi, which Vattimo had criticized for its neoliberal policies.
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