June 2016: Women Rule in Italy
Updated February 11, 2017 | Infoplease Staff
Here's a slideshow depicting the major world news events of June 2016.
1. Novak Djokovic Completes Career Grand Slam 2. Peru Elects President 3. Extremists in Kazakhstan 4. Anaconda: NATO War Game 2016 5. Maria Sharapova Receives Two-Year Suspension 6. June Terror Attack in France 7. Victory in Falluja 8. Rome Elects First Female Mayor 9. Olympic Athletes Bow Out Due to Zika 10. Columbia Cease-Fire 11. Brexit 12. Turkey and Israel Agree 13. Terror at Istanbul Airport
- Women Rule in Italy
- Virginia Raggi, a 37-year-old lawyer, is elected Rome's first woman mayor. She wins the vote in a sweeping victory against her center-left political opponent. Along with Raggi's landmark victory, another woman is elected to be a mayor; Chiara Appendino is now the mayor of Turin, another large city in Italy. Both women belong to the 5-Star Movement political party—this could cause issues for the current prime minister, Matteo Renzi, who belongs to the Democratic Party and is trying to push his referendum for political reform in Italy.
- Photo source: Alessandro Di Meo/ANSA via AP