Lebanon elects Aoun as president, ending two-year stalemate

Lebanon elects Aoun as president, ending two-year stalemate

After a two-and-a-half year vacancy, the position of Lebanese head of state was finally filled Monday when veteran politician and former general Michel Aoun was elected president by parliament. An octogenarian former general, Aoun has long eyed the presidency, a position that must be filled by a Maronite Christian under Lebanon’s confessional political system. With […]

Rome elects first female mayor in setback for Italian PM

Rome elects first female mayor in setback for Italian PM

Virginia Raggi was elected as Rome’s first female mayor on Sunday, according to exit polls. The result is an electoral triumph for the populist Five Star Movement and represents a major setback for Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi. Exit polls gave Raggi around two thirds of the vote in a run-off contest with Roberto Giachetti […]