The Debate

Italy's insurgents: Five Star Movement poised to take Rome’s city hall (part 1)

Now it's Italy’s turn. After the mainstream parties collapsed in Austria’s presidential vote, Rome is on track to pick an attorney from the Eurosceptic insurgent Five Star Movement as its first female mayor. Virginia Raggi has made “stopping the rot” the core of her campaign after city hall was rocked by a corruption scandal that forced out the mayor. Will the rise of the Five Star Movement help, or hurt, the cause of reform in Matteo Renzi’s government? What does the future hold for Italy?


Produced by Yann  PUSZTAI, François WIBAUX and Van MEGUERDITCHIAN.

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