Meet Virginia Raggi, newly elected Mayor of Rome:
Judging from this interview, conducted three days before the election, she does stage presence well:
Movimento 5 Stelle, Raggi’s political party, which says it doesn’t particularly want to be called a “party” as such, is generally considered to be populist, anti-establishment, environmentalist, anti-globalist and Eurosceptic. Who would start a non-party like that? Beppe Grillo, comedian, activist, and, um, blogger.
Raggi will turn 38 next month. As a proper Italian woman, she’s working some pretty high heels:
I note purely in passing that her campaign site was apparently set up to take donations from abroad.