A HUGE Day For Beppe Grillo

Beppe Grillo

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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.

Via @Fgoria:

5 star siciliy

Photo: Fabrizio Goria

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