Ostia, a seaside suburb of Rome once ruled by organised crime, has been taken over by… Italy’s populist Five Star Movement. The party’s candidate Giuliana Di Pillo was voted the new president of Ostia’s council with 15 of her party colleagues.

As reported by The Local, the vote was the first in Ostia since police dissolved the district’s government two years ago due to its infiltration by the mafia.

Writing on her Facebook page after the victory, Di Pillo said: “It's a victory of honest ci...

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