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Youth Vote Propels Five Star Movement Into First Place as Largest Political Party in Italy

badgerpat Wrote: Feb 27, 2013 4:29 PM
What? The point was that the young people were voting in large numbers for the 5 Star party. The 5 Star party stands, at a high level, for limited government and smaller budgets. You shouldn't rip people for voting for particular parties when you don't know what the parties stand for.
Fred_PA_2000 Wrote: Feb 27, 2013 5:41 PM
Ouch! Assuming you are correct, then yes, I stepped in it. Getting corrected hurts, but I guess it's better than continuing in one's errors.

By a very slim margin Beppe Grillo's Five Star Movement is the largest political party in Italy. Young voters and first-time voters are responsible (see comments from "AC" below)

Here are the official election results.

Chamber

  • GIUSEPPE PIERO GRILLO - MOVIMENTO 5 STELLE - 8,689.168 - 25.55%
  • PIER LUIGI BERSANI - PARTITO DEMOCRATICO - 8,644,187 Votes - 25.42%   
  • SILVIO BERLUSCONI - IL POPOLO DELLA LIBERTA' - 7.332.667 Votes - 21.56%
  • MARIO MONTI - SCELTA CIVICA CON MONTI...
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