Photo: Niccolo Caranti
Rome, Italy — However things turn out in this crucial Italian election, this has been a HUGE day for Beppe Grillo, the populist comedian who built an anti-bank, anti-elite political movement basically via his blog.
He represents a protest movement that’s furious with the bad economy, and the elites from Brussels imposing austerity, while unemployment surges.
All around the country, his merry band of troublemakers — known as the 5 Star Movement — is having a major impact, garnering between 15 and 30% of the vote in key regions.
Check out the results in Sicily, where he’s running ahead of the main leftist candidate, Bersani.
Photo: Fabrizio Goria
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