Virginia Raggi’s election as Mayor of the eternal city marks the first time in its 2,800-year-old history Rome will have a female mayor. Having run on a platform focused on cleaning up scandal-plagued city hall, she also plans to expand the city’s public transport system and add more bike lanes. Her plans for stewardship of Rome’s ancient ruins are not yet know.
Rome elects first female mayor in 2800 years
By Rose Donohoe
The New Daily
June 25, 2016