Italy Reports ‘Positive’ Talks on 5-Star-Democratic Alliance

ROME (AP) — Italy reported the first glimpse of progress on forming a possible government after inconclusive March 4 elections, with the latest round of exploratory talks between the populist 5-Star Movement and the center-left Democrats yielding a “positive outcome.”

A supporter of the Italy's populist Five Star Movement (M5S) flashes the v for victory sign after the last election campaign meeting in Piazza del Popolo in Rome on March 2, 2018. Italy's anti-establishment Five Star Movement broke with tradition on March 1, 2018, by announcing its list of ministerial …

Italy Turns to 5-Stars to Lead Talks to End Impasse

ROME (AP) — Italy’s president asked the populist 5-Star Movement on Monday to see if it can find a parliamentary majority with the Democratic Party, after weeks of consultations failed to yield a government following inconclusive March 4 elections.

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Now Italy’s 5-Star Wants Vote on Euro, Joining Wave of Referendums

Italy‘s anti-establishment 5-Star movement, buoyed by big gains in local elections, has pressed demands for a referendum on whether to keep the euro, something that would add to a wave of plebiscites shaking politics across Europe. The fact that Britain

Five Stars movement's leader Beppe Grillo shows a paper reading 'Out of the Euro - 50.000 signatures in a week-end' during a press conference on December 18, 2014 in Rome.