Opposition claim surprise move proves Raggi's "negative record" in office.
Rome's mayor Virginia Raggi has appointed Gianni Lemmetti as new budget councillor for the capital, the fourth person in a year to hold the position.
Raggi apparently made the appointment without notifying Andrea Mazzillo, who occupied the role until the mayor's surprise appointment was made on 23 August.
Mazzillo told Italian news agency ANSA that he was unaware he was being replaced and knew nothing of Lemmetti's appointment until Raggi posted the news on her Facebook page.
Lemmetti, who takes control of Rome's budget and accounts, moves to the capital from the Livorno city administration, run by Raggi's anti-establishment Movimento 5 Stelle.
Raggi's latest reshuffle has prompted a storm of criticism from centre-left Partito Democratico politicians who claim it proves a continuation of her "negative record" in office.
Wanted in Rome
EVENTS THIS WEEKview calendar
Rome areasall Rome areas
Sorry about the scene of jealousy, where are you? Ma vaffancu. firstname.lastname@example.org
Parioli - Via Paolo Frisi - We have a very elegant apartment renting in a residential building in one of the most enchanting streets in Parioli with a fabulous view of the park Vil...
Rent to non-residents minimum one month double room for single use Mazzini near Metro Lepanto two bathrooms kitchen balcony in historic building with doorman € 500.00 expenses incl...
I am a 50-years old Italian man based in Rome who has worked for more than 25 years in the hospitality/travel business. I am a reliable and well organized person available as perso...