5-Star Movement

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Italy PM Quits After Referendum Stuns Establishment

Populist movement seeks quick route to power

(Newser) - Italian voters dealt Premier Matteo Renzi a stinging defeat on his reforms referendum, triggering his resignation announcement and galvanizing the populist, opposition 5-Star Movement's determination to gain national power soon. The outcome also energized the anti-immigrant Northern League party, an ally of French far-right leader Marine Le Pen, a... More »

How a Comedian's Party Stormed Italy's Election

Beppe Grillo's 5-Star Movement shakes up the political scene

(Newser) - How topsy turvy was last night's deadlocked Italian election ? So topsy-turvy that an upstart party headed by a comedian got the most votes. Beppo Grillo's anti-establishment 5-Star Movement got 25% of the vote, more than any other single party, and only slightly less than either of the... More »

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