The 37-year-old Virginia Raggi become Rome’s first female mayor in the city’s nearly 3,000-year history.
She won 67 percent of the vote by running on an anticorruption platform in a city that’s plagued with it. Raggi, a lawyer, was born and raised in Rome
Raggi’s immediate priority is to end corruption and introduce transparency in the official works. Her main aim is to revamp Rome’s failing infrastructure, introduce new hybrid-electric buses, making people pay for bus rides and ensuring that the trash is picked up on time and not overflowing into the streets.
Socially, she supports equal rights for same-sex parents and believes that Rome has “legal obligations to house migrants.”
It’s worth noting that Raggi spoke openly about being a mother while campaigning, rather than downplaying her gender