A Roman born and bred, 37-year-old Virginia Raggi waved her victory at Italy’s capital—Rome. Raggi has been elected as Rome’s first female mayor in a triumph for the populist Five Star Movement (M5S), representing a blow to Italian Prime Minister, Matteo Renzi.
According to her website, Raggi likes to spend her spare time swimming, hiking, and skiing, but she was a top-notch lawyer and a local councilor before turning her luck in a much high position.
Her public performances grew tremendously making assured of her success and heralded as the start of a new era in Italian politics, and a breakthrough for all Italian women.
In her delivered speech, “A new era is beginning with us,” … “We’ll work to bring back legality and transparency to the city’s institutions…” added that, “For the first time Rome has a female mayor in an age where equality of opportunity remains a mirage…”
Raggi rushed into City Hall with two-thirds of the votes cast over Roberto Giachetti of Democratic Party (DP).
During her campaign, she vows to make the Pope pay his taxes and take on Mafia corruption. The lawyer turned mayor, who also praise for her chic sense of style has been described as a ‘raging river’ and a ‘lioness’ by her estranged husband in an online blog in which he admits he misses so much.