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Rome set for first female mayor

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>> The new face of Roman politics, Virginia Raggi was poised on Sunday to win Rome's mayoral election. A 37-year-old lawyer, Raggi represents the Five Star Movement, an anti-establishment party founded by comedian Beppe Grillo. A 126 regions including Italy's four biggest cities are holding run-off elections, that's because no candidate won more than 50% backing in those districts.
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The vote is seen as a test of Prime Minister Matteo Renzi's popularity. His Democratic Party took a bruising in the first round of voting. Its candidate won second place in Rome to Raggi's 35.2% of the vote. Conquering the capitol would be a big victory for M5S. It's capitalizing on the frustration with traditional parties who have been tainted by corruption scandals.
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Weakness in Italy's economy hasn't helped and M5S has promised universal income support as well as a referendum on membership of the Euro.