Italy’s 5-Star Movement knocks off establishment candidates. The Wall Street Journal details the stunning election results.
ROME—Italy’s antiestablishment 5-Star Movement scored resounding victories in Rome’s and Turin’s mayoral elections.
Virginia Raggi, the movement’s 37-year-old candidate, was elected as the capital’s first female mayor. She won 67% of the vote.
A more surprising victory was that of 5-Star candidate Chiara Appendino, who won the mayoral race in Turin, a traditional center-left stronghold, with 55% of the vote.
The victory in Rome provides the 5-Star Movement—until now mainly perceived as a protest and opposition party—with its first opportunity to demonstrate its ability to govern.