Virginia Raggi is the Italian capital’s first female mayor


“It really is a historic result, and we must work every day for the next five years, because it will be tough. We know how Rome is, but the tougher it is, the greater it will be. We will succeed in doing what we have planned to do,”  Virginia Raggi added. The victory by Ms. Raggi had been expected. Another Five Star candidate, Chiara Appendino, 31, who obtained 55% of the vote and won the mayoral race in Turin. The Italian political landscape was reshaped on Monday.It was noticeable the M5S’ success, which came seven years after the political movement was founded by comedian Beppe Grillo. “Now it’s our turn. And it’s only the beginning,” he wrote on his popular blog. Raggi has served as a councilor for the past three years. She has a strong focus on civil engagement: “Everyone must do something small, all together, this is the change that we want.” over During the last two years, the Italian capital has been rocked by one public corruption scandal after another.


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