Haitians to elect new president after year of political uncertainty

Haitians to elect new president after year of political uncertainty

Haiti held a long-delayed election on Sunday amid scenes of devastation in parts of the country, with voters hoping a new president would boost the economy after a destructive hurricane and more than a year of political instability. Some early reports said a candidate backed by Haiti’s last president, Michel Martelly, had taken the lead […]

Rome set to elect first female mayor

Rome set to elect first female mayor

Voters in the Italian capital go to the polls Sunday with all signs indicating that they will elect Virginia Raggi as the first female mayor of the Eternal City. Raggi, a 37-year-old lawyer and local councillor, has leapt from anonymity to become one of the best-known faces in Italian politics in the space of only […]