First female mayor of Rome in 3000 years

Virginia Raggi made history today by becoming the first ever female mayor of Rome in 3000 years.

The 37-year-old lawyer and former member of Rome’s city council has emerged as the favourite. She says: “Our vision is of a city that is liveable, first of all, which it is not at the moment, for all the Romans who live here and the tourists who … find themselves in front of a city that is devastated and very difficult.”

What are the three things that she wants to focus on?
Mobility (buses), transparency, and rubbish collection.

More than this, she will be one step towards ending the misogyny in Italian politics. Ex Prime Minister Berlosconi once said that “A mother cannot be mayor.” Thankfully, that view is past tense.

This is brilliant news for Rome.


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