Anti-establishment Five Star Movement (M5S) Mayor of Rome Virginia Raggi reacts during a press conference inside the Musei Capitolini central Rome on June 16, 2017. AFP / FILIPPO MONTEFORTE
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Rome Mayor Virginia Raggi swept to power vowing to clean up the Eternal City and show that the populist Five Star Movement (M5S) was ready to govern Italy. But one year into the job, she is struggling under the weight of a mediocre report card that has dented the fortunes of comedian Beppe Grillo's opposition party less than a year from national elections.Elected with just over two-thirds of the vote in the run-off second round of last year's mayoral election, Raggi now has a disapproval rating at the same level.Raggi got off to the worst possible start.Raggi's Five Star administration can at least claim credit for one decisive action: But pulling Rome out of the bidding for the 2024 Olympics did not go down well with everyone in the proud and ancient city.
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