NEWS Incumbent President Ruth Dureghello Wins Community Elections in Rome

dureghelloBy Adam Smulevich

Incumbent President Ruth Dureghello has been confirmed as leader of the Jewish Community of Rome.

She and her group “Per Israele” (For Israel) scored a clear victory in the community elections held on June 16.

Per Israele received 48,51% of the votes and obtained 14 of the 27 seats available in the new council.

Five other lists ran for elections, for a total of 135 candidates: “Menorah” obtained 15.82% of the preferences, Dor va dor” 14.39%, “Binah is real” 10.69%, “Ebrei per Roma” 6.24%, and “Maghen David” 4.34%.

“It is of great satisfaction; it means the recognition of the results of these last four years. I am happy for the appreciation that the voters have expressed for my team and me. We will continue to represent the oldest Jewish Community in Europe with pride and commitment,” Dureghello said in her first remarks after the victory.

She also said: “As promised during the electoral campaign, we will focus on the weakest in the Community and on Jewish education. We want to continue to represent a point of reference for this city and this country.”