Rome triumph puts Italy protest party into top league

Five Star Movement's candidate Virginia Raggi will be the first female mayor of RomeItaly’s anti-establishment Five Star movement (M5S) has achieved a major breakthrough by winning Rome’s mayoral election. The country’s second biggest political force is a hard-to-describe broad church, resisting traditional categories of left and right and defined by its anti-establishment stance. M5S as founded by comedian Beppe Grillo in 2009 as an alternative to established politicians and institutions in a country long blighted by corruption.

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