Rome Elects Virginia Raggi as City's First Female Mayor

June 20, 2016 1:06 AM

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Rome Elects Virginia Raggi as City's First Female Mayor

Rome elected the first female mayor in the city's long history Sunday in municipal runoffs that could see Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi's ruling coalition on the losing side in many of the country's major hubs.

Rome city council member Virginia Raggi, a 37-year-old lawyer from the opposition Movimento 5 Stelle, or Five Star Movement, had 67 percent of the vote with more than 99 percent of the votes counted, the Interior Ministry said Monday morning.

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