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The 5-star movement authorizes its mayors to apply for three terms

August 14, 2020

The Five Star Movement (M5S) bases this Friday supported allowing local party leaders to have more than two lawmakers in an elected position, a measure that would allow Rome Mayor Virginia Raggi to join the next To run elections.

The bases were asked to vote electronically if they accepted this proposal, for which more than 39,000 people spoke, around 80.1 percent. In addition, 59.9 percent agreed that, according to the Adnkronos agency, the M5S can seek alliances with traditional parties, as is already the case at the national level.

The main leader at the country level, Foreign Minister Luigi Di Maio, in statements to the Sky channel, hailed the outcome as the beginning of a “new era” within a group that was born as a rebellious alternative to the formations Italian politics has been over the last few decades came.

The 5-star movement authorizes its mayors to apply for three termsThe 5-star movement authorizes its mayors to apply for three terms

Di Maio has already wished “luck” to Raggi, who confirmed his intention to stay in office earlier this week. Under the old ordinance, the capital’s mayor had to retire from serving on the city council before reaching the mayor’s office in 2016.

The M5S rules hand in hand with the Democratic Party (PD) at the national level, after an initial phase in which it shared power with the far-right league led by Matteo Salvini. The leader of the PD, Nicola Zingaretti, has classified the will of the M5S to seek alliances as “positive”, but has already made it clear that they will “never” support Raggi because they were “dramatic” years.

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