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In 1979, Staller was presented as candidate to the Italian Parliament from the "Lista del Sole," Italy's first Green Party. In 1985, she switched to the Partito Radicale, campaigning against nuclear energy and NATO membership, for human rights, and against world hunger. She was elected to the Italian parliament in 1987, with 20,000 votes, representing the Lazio district of Rome. In that election, she received the second highest number of votes among Radical Party candidates--only party leader Marco Pannella received more--but she was not reelected at the end of her term. In 1991, Staller was among the founders of the political movement Partito dell'Amore, spearheaded by her friend and partner Moana Pozzi.
She continues to be active in politics, advocating a safe future without nuclear energy and with absolute sexual freedom, including the right to sex in prisons. She is against all forms of violence, the death penalty, and the use of animals for fur or scientific experimentation. She is for the decriminalisation of drugs, against censorship of any kind, in favour of sex education in schools, and for objective information about AIDS. She has proposed a tax on automobiles to reduce the damages of smog and fund the defence of nature.
In January 2002, she began exploring the possibility of campaigning in Hungary, where she was born, to represent Budapest's industrial Kőbánya district in the Hungarian parliament. But she failed to collect enough petition signatures for a non-partisan candidacy. In the same year, she ran in local elections in Monza, Italy, promising to convert a prominent building into a gambling casino, but she attracted few votes. In 2004, she announced that she would run for mayor of Milan in 2006 with a similar promise.