Populist surge puts first woman in charge of Rome

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Series Details 19.06.16
Publication Date 19/06/2016
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Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi suffered a political setback after the second round of municipal elections in Italy on the 19 June 2016. Candidates from the populist and Eurosceptic Five Star Movement (M5S) won the elections to become the mayors of Rome and Turin, two traditional strongholds of Renzi's Democratic Party (PD).

Source Link http://www.thelocal.it/20160619/rome-elects-virginia-raggi-as-first-female-mayor-exit-poll
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Politico, 20.06.16: Rome elects first female mayor as 5Star Movement shocks Renzi http://www.politico.eu/article/rome-elects-first-female-mayor-as-5star-movement-shocks-renzi-news-italy-elections/
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ESO: Key source: Italian constitutional referendum, 2016 http://www.europeansources.info/record/italian-constitutional-referendum-2016/
Deutsche Welle, 19.06.16: Italy's populist 5-Star Movement shakes up politics with election win in Rome http://dw.com/p/1J9hB
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