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After Rome win, pressure mounts on populists to prove fit to govern

Italy's comedian-led Five Star Movement is celebrating a historic victory in Rome, but mayor-elect Virginia Raggi may soon find out that the transition from anti-establishment opposition force to government party could be traumatic.

Renzi's party concedes defeat in Rome mayoral elections

The candidate put forward by Prime Minister Matteo Renzi's Democratic Party (PD) concedes defeat against the populist Five Star Movement in elections for Rome mayor.

All eyes on Rome as Italians awaiting second-round elections results

Italians were feverishly awaiting the results of run-off mayoral elections in several cities on Sunday, with all eyes on the scandal-plagued capital, Rome, where the eurosceptic Five Star Movement (M5S) is favoured to win with candidate Virginia Raggi.

No laughing matter: Italy's comedian-led Five Star Movement

Italy's Five Star Movement (M5S) is one of the most successful anti-establishment parties in Europe, whose main rallying cries are clean politics, direct democracy, euroscepticism and basic income support for all.

Italians vote in mayoral run-off elections - all eyes on Rome

Italians are voting Sunday in run-off mayoral elections in several cities but all eyes are on Rome, where a victory for the eurosceptic Five Star Movement (M5S) would be a blow to Prime Minister Matteo Renzi.

Anti-establishment party gains on Renzi woes in Italy local elections

Italy's eurosceptic and anti-establishment opposition party, the Five Star Movement (M5S), made strong gains in a first round of nationwide local elections, while Prime Minister Matteo Renzi's Democrats (PD) suffered setbacks, results showed Monday.

Renzi bruised, populist opposition buoyed after Italy local elections

Italy's eurosceptic and anti-establishment opposition party, the Five Star Movement (M5S), made strong gains in a first round of nationwide local elections, while Prime Minister Matteo Renzi's Democrats (PD) suffered setbacks, results showed Monday.