After emperors and popes, Rome opts for first woman mayor

Newly elected Five Star Movement's candidate Virginia Raggi gives a press conference after winning the mayoral election on June 19, 2016 at her campaign headquarters in RomeAfter two and a half millennia of being ruled by men, Rome will wake up on Monday under new management. Virginia Raggi was Sunday elected as the Italian capital’s first female mayor, sweeping into city hall on the ticket of the populist Five Star movement (M5S) with the backing of two thirds of voters. According to her website, mountain hikes, swimming and skiing are among the favourite pastimes of the Dire Straits fan who won plaudits during the campaign for her effortless elegance in the style-conscious Eternal City.

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