Written by Staff Writer
19 Jun, 2016 | 7:28 pm
Rome is set to elect its first female mayor in a run-off vote in municipal elections.
Virginia Raggi, from the anti-establishment Five Star Movement, is seen as the favorite against Roberto Giachetti of the centre-left Democratic Party (PD).
Her victory would be a blow to Italy’s Prime Minister Matteo Renzi.
His PD party may also lose in Italy’s financial capital, Milan, and faces tough battles in Turin and Bologna.
Ms Raggi, a 37-year-old lawyer, won 35% of the vote in the first round two weeks ago, against 24% for Mr Giachetti.
Correspondents say a victory in Rome would give anti-globalist Five Star a platform for parliamentary elections due in 2018.
Source : BBC
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