The granddaughter of former Italian dictator Benito Mussolini has won a second term as mayor of the city of Rome. She had an increase in votes, compared to the election when she won her first term.
Lined up alongside the extremist Brothers of Italy party, Rachele Mussolini secured over 8,200 votes in the October 3 and 4 local elections, more than any other candidate and well over the 657 votes she received in the previous 2016 elections.
She said her success in Rome is due to hard work and not her last name. “I have learned to live with my last name since I was a child,” she told La Repubblica.
Before becoming a counselor in 2016, she said she was only asked for interviews because of her last name.
“In the past, I was interviewed only because of my family name. While during my term as a councilor they started asking me about the initiatives I have promoted. “I worked really hard,” said Rachele Mussolini.
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