Their eyes are raised to heaven. Not to “watch the stars,” as the Dantesque M5S slogan says, but to peer into the giant screen of the Marconi neighborhood terrace which houses the election committee of Virginia Raggi.
The first figures are unequivocal: Raggi wins, unbeatable. From the street, a few dozen supporters are mixed up with a group of tourists leaving the hotel across the street. They rejoice in moderation, almost shyly.
“It is a victory we expected,” says a guy in his 30s casually as he unrolls a banner for the use of cameras.
“Let’s rebuild a sense of community,” said Raggi during the days of the election campaign in one of her slogans (indeed not too original). But the icy celebrations say that the millennial, dogmatic and a little sectarian trend of the Five Star Movement has been chewed and digested by this city. It was filtered by Romans’ disenchantment and cynicism.