Italy, Anti-Establishment ‘5-Star Movement’ Suffered Setback In local Elections

St Peter's Square, Vatican City - April 2007
[photo credits-featured image: inserted by credits embedded]

Italy’s anti-establishment 5-Star Movement looked set to suffer a severe setback in the country’s local elections. Early exit polls said it failed to make the run-off vote in almost all the main cities up for grabs. If confirmed, the result could undermine 5-Star’s hopes of winning Italy’s national elections. Initial counts showed its candidates coming third…