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Five Star Movement

  • 23 Aug 2019
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Recently, Italy’s Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte announced his resignation on account of the collapse of coalition between his party Five Star Movement (M5S) and League party.

  • League party withdrew its support by stating that its political goal was to challenge the European Union’s fiscal rules.

Five Star Movement (M5S)

  • M5S is a populist movement that was stared in 2009 as an internet-based group becoming one of the most voted-for parties in Italy.
  • It was started by Beppe Grillo and Gianroberto Casaleggio through their social networking site, Meetup.com, to bring people together to campaign on local issues and then field candidates for elections.
  • In 2013 it became the second-largest party and eventually coming to power in 2018.
  • M5S marks the significance of the internet and social media that could spur a new kind of politics.
    • M5S used the internet to form a political party – one without organisation, money, ideology or headquarters.
    • Also, it adds a new dimension to populism.
      • Populism is a political approach that strives to appeal to ordinary people who feel that their concerns are disregarded by established elite groups.

Source: TH

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