Rome goes to the polls to vote for new mayor amid 'Covid pass' tension

Roma Romans are voting in a run-off election to decide the Italian capital‘s next mayor — con un candidato de centro izquierda o centro derecha compitiendo por el puesto.

El candidato de centro derecha, radio host and lawyer Enrico Michetti, is backed by an alliance of the far-right Fratelli d’Italia (FdI), Matteo Salvini’s right-wing Lega party and center-right Forza Italia.
History professor and former finance minister Roberto Gualtieri is the candidate for the center-left Partito Democratico (PD).
    The run-offtaking place Sunday and Mondaycomes after there was no outright winner in polls two weeks ago.
      La semana pasada, the granddaughter of Italian fascist leader Benito Mussolini, Rachele Mussolini, won a second term as a city councilor in Rome in the October 3-4 municipal election.
        Standing for Fratelli d’Italia, she won more than 8,200 votos — the highest number of votes for any candidateand a huge increase on the 657 votes she received in the 2016 ballot.
        Fratelli d’Italia, descends from the neo-fascist conservative MSI partyor Italian Social Movement partyand is led by Giorgia Meloni.
          Polls close at 3 pm. hora local (9 soy. Y) el lunes.
          The run-off comes amid political tensions over the country’s newGreen Passthat mandates all workers are either double vaccinated or able to show proof of a negative Covid-19 test or recent recovery.
            Protests erupted and turned violent in Rome on October 9 over the pass, which came into force on Friday. It is the strictest such mandate for workers in Europe.
            En sábado, a rally against fascist movements was held by Italy’s national trade unions in the city’s San Giovanni square.

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