New mayor of Rome is Roberto Gualtieri

Roberto Gualtieri, the candidate for the centre-left Partito Democratico (PD), became the new mayor of Rome after winning the run-off mayoral elections.

Gualtieri won just over 60 per cent of the vote in a race against his centre-right rival Enrico Michetti to succeed Virginia Raggi.

Mayor Gualtieri stated via social media: “Thank you, thank you, thank you for this wonderful result. It is an honour to become mayor of Rome, the most beautiful city in the whole world. Now that we have won, lets go work on administrating the city, govern and change it for better!”

Ex-mayor of Rome Virginia Raggi congratulated Gualtieri and said: “It was an honour to be at the helm of this wonderful city since 2016”.

Roberto Gualtieri is an Italian historian, academic and politician who served as Minister of Economy and Finances in the government of Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte from 2019 until 2021. He was previously a member of the European Parliament from 2009 to 2019, where he chaired the influential Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee within the Parliament from 2014 until 2019.

Photo credit: Roberto Gualtieri/Twitter