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 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.”

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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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Five Star Populists Lose Out in Italian Mayoral Vote

ROME (AP) — Italian voters have rejected the populist 5-Star Movement in mayoral elections, favoring established center-left and center-right tickets, but its leader vowed Monday to press on until national power is achieved.

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Italy Exit Poll: Populists Trailing in Main Mayoral Races

ROME (AP) — First exit polls indicate candidates from a populist movement did poorly in the main Italian mayoral races, with the leading candidates coming from both the traditional center-right and center-left camps.