Five Star Movement
A sizeable percentage of Italians have put their weight behind ferociously divisive rhetoric
Anti-establishment and anti-immigrant parties made serious gains, throwing the country into political uncertainty.
'It’s like a sect.'
In the absence of a structure connecting the Movement's grassroots with its highest branches, the Five Star Movement may end up losing its intrinsic bond with the citizens and, therefore, its appeal as an innovative political force.
Even though Fellini was not around to direct them, the recent general elections certainly look like they are following his scripts.
Grillo causes a big problem for polling companies. While mainstream candidates tend to end up close to predictions, new, populist, and radical parties often confound them.