Rome's new city government

The newly-elected mayor of Rome Ignazio Marino and his new cabinet met for the first time on the afternoon of 27 June.

For his governing team Marino has chosen an even mix of men and women, with six of each. Seven of the 12 members are experts without formal political alliance, while the remaining five are party politicians.

Of these five the new deputy-mayor, Luigi Nieri, is from the Sinistra Ecologia Libertà party (SEL) while the other four are from Marino's party, the Partito Democratico (PD).

Prior to his final selection, Marino offered a post to a member of Movimento 5 Stelle (M5S) but this was ruled out by the party's leader Beppe Grillo, a move "regretted" by the mayor.

Marino has described his new council as a “young team” that “expresses discontinuity”, a reference to a break from the administration of former mayor Gianni Alemanno. However some political observers say the council lacks “big names” and that its relative youth could be at the expense of experience.