Italy PM Renzi suffers vote setback as 5-Star makes breakthrough

June 20, 2016 6:01 AM

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ROME Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi was trounced by the anti-establishment 5-Star Movement in local elections in Rome and Turin on Sunday, clouding his chances of winning a do-or-die referendum in October.

The result represented a major breakthrough for 5-Star, which feeds off popular anger over widespread corruption, with the party's Virginia Raggi, a 37-year-old lawyer, making history by becoming the first woman mayor in the Italian capital.

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