How Rome's mayoral crisis could hurt Five Star's national chances


Virginia Raggi’s victory aimed to show M5S was more than just a protest party, but her chaotic tenure is having ripple effects across Italy

When Virginia Raggi gave her victory speech on the night she was elected mayor of Rome, she conceded that fulfilling her promise to make the city “liveable” again would not be easy.

“The more difficult it is, the more beautiful it will be to succeed in all that we have resolved to do,” the Five Star Movement (M5S) candidate told the crowd in June.

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