The birth, early history and explosive growth of the Five Star Movement

  title={The birth, early history and explosive growth of the Five Star Movement},
  author={P. Natale},
  journal={Contemporary Italian Politics},
  pages={16 - 36}
  • P. Natale
  • Published 2014
  • Sociology
  • Contemporary Italian Politics
The rise of the movement led by Beppe Grillo was in the beginning extremely slow, as had happened in the case of Umberto Bossi’s Lega Nord. Despite the profound differences between their political programmes, both achieved electoral success thanks to two main issues: the crisis of the traditional parties and the strong reaction of the electorate against the so-called casta, the political class as a whole. In the early years, the MoVimento 5 Stelle (Five Star Movement, M5S) was chosen by two… Expand
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