First female ruler of Rome in 3000 years

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    Why is it so important who runs all these cities?

    The central government will have nothing good to show?
     
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    Look, what's the point of posting here if you're just going to make me use Google anyway?
     
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    Well, the mayor of Rome is an actually relevant office, a bit like the mayor of NYC.

    In general, though, who wins the local elections is usually a good predictor of the outcome of the elections for the central government to be held in a year or two and is a benchmark of how the current government did fare.

    You can see why people start crapping their pants.

    Personally, I am very much displeased with yet another office being won by the M5S, a non-party, owned (legally) by stunt comedian Beppe Grillo and spin doctor Casaleggio who created it 5 years ago, entirely without a real agenda, except for reaping consensus with the most basic populist tactics - which often draw directly from Grillo's repertoire of conspiracy theories and stale rhethoric which was already cringeworthy on a stage, 15 years ago.

    This earlier Guardian article is a nice dissection of the M5S phenomenon: https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2013/feb/28/five-star-movement-beppe-grillo

    The relevant bit is probably:

     
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    But it seems the referendum proposal is not entirely right, no?
     
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    It won't pass.
    General consensus is that it's a load of ********.

    What is more disturbing, and less talked about, is that those who deem it "necessary" might be on to something - i.e. it might be, at best, symptomatic treatment of a deeper rooted malady, which can probably be summed up with "spin doctors have become too good at gaming democracy".
     
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    If she looks like a young Sophia Loren I'm on board. If she looks like Mama Corleone then I demand a recount.
     
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    She took over the city with the help of her unsullied army and three dragons.
     
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    I think in Latin, it'd come out sounding something more like Ceasarina.

    GET IT RIGHT NEXT TIME, HUH? :mad:
     
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    I would not be surprised if people start calling her like that in Italy.
     
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    More like Tiberiette. Remember when Tiberius was Emperor and the laws against kissing he imposed due to the spread of herpes?

    Dang, and until the late-1960s AD the STDs were finally under control... and someone thought it would make the perfect middle name for James Kirk :p :D ...



    Or Cessair, hehe. But that's the wrong culture...
     
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    Pleased to see you can't judge her on her merits.
     
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    I never thought of that. Gene Roddenberry's inside joke.?
     
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    Actually maybe 1740 years ... ish.
     

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