Mayor Virginia Raggi

What's in a name?

Very first female mayor of Rome...
After two and a half millennia of being ruled by men, a female mayor was elected on June 19th.

Italian Lawyer and local counselor...
With limited background in politics, this lawyer took the Rome election by storm.

Rome's youngest mayor ever...
At just 37 years of age, Virgina Raggi takes office as the youngest Mayor in Roman history.

Gathering behind the anti-establishment movement...
Voters backed Raggi, directly opposing Prime Minister Matteo Renzi's political standing.

In the end, she swept the vote...
And won with 19 out of 20 towns and cities in which its candidates stood for mayor.

Not experience, but a fresh perspective...
Is what voters were looking for during this election.

Italy's established political class has become unattractive to voters...
Which is why many turned to Raggi.

Anti-corruption 5 Star Movement leader...

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Raggi faces massive unemployment...
As it hovers around 11 percent currently.

A new era begins with us...
Raggi promises Roman voters.

Given the current state, Raggi faces many challenges upon election...
While Rome has a debt of 13 billion euros, about $14.7 billion, or more.

Garbage Disposal and Public Transportation are major issues...
Among others that she inherited which she promises to battle with force.

I will work to bring legality and transparency
She says, running a campaign platform based on honesty and fighting corruption.

Published on July 4th, 2016
© When In Rome Tours, article provided by Katharine Carroll.

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