Rome, (Italy) - The Rome council assembly started an extraordinary meeting on Thursday to discuss a motion ratify Mayor Virginia Raggi's decision to withdraw the city's support for the capital's bid to host the 2024 Olympics.
The motion is expected to be approved easily as Raggi's anti-establishment 5-Star Movement (M5S) has a big majority in the assembly.
The meeting started with by M5S councillor Marcello De Vito in the chair but Raggi is scheduled to take part later.
Diana Bianchedi, general coordinator of the bid committee, was present too after calling on all city councillors to look at the bid "on its merits". (Ansa)