Rome’s First Woman Mayor

Rome's First Woman Mayor

For the first time in history, Rome has elected a woman mayor. Virginia Raggi has become Rome's first woman mayor with an estimated 68% of the vote! 

Virginia Raggi was elected Sunday as Rome's first female mayor, exit polls showed, in an electoral triumph for the populist Five Star Movement that represents a major setback for Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi.Exit polls gave Raggi around two thirds of the vote in a run-off contest with Roberto Giachetti of Renzi's centre-left Democratic Party (PD).The 37-year-old lawyer and local councillor, a complete unknown only a few months ago, had been widely expected to claim the keys to City Hall.But the margin of her victory exceeded expectations with the exit polls pointing to her taking between 62 and 68 percent of the vote.

Source: Populist surge puts first woman in charge of Rome

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