Five Star Movement http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/35660/all en Protest party savours Italian election success http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130225/protest-party-savours-italian-election-success <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Supporters of a new Italian anti-austerity party led by former comedian Beppe Grillo celebrated early results pointing to a stunning electoral success on Monday that could turn the movement into the country's third biggest political force.</p> <p>In Grillo's home town of Genoa in northwest Italy, the beer flowed at a local bar -- the Mente Locale -- where candidates and activists crowded in to cheer as preliminary results showed they might have won as much as a quarter of the vote.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130225/protest-party-savours-italian-election-success" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Beppe Grillo Five Star Movement Technology AFP Mon, 25 Feb 2013 21:16:11 +0000 5766370 at http://www.globalpost.com Protest party savours Italian election success http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130225/protest-party-savours-italian-election-success-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Supporters of a new Italian anti-austerity party led by former comedian Beppe Grillo celebrated early results pointing to a stunning electoral success on Monday that could turn the movement into the country's third biggest political force.</p> <p>In Grillo's home town of Genoa in northwest Italy, the beer and prosecco flowed at a local bar -- the Mente Locale -- where candidates and activists crowded in to cheer as results showed they might have won as much as a quarter of the vote.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130225/protest-party-savours-italian-election-success-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Beppe Grillo Five Star Movement Technology AFP Mon, 25 Feb 2013 23:16:50 +0000 5766479 at http://www.globalpost.com Italy's joker turns kingmaker: Grillo in the driving seat http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130226/italys-joker-turns-kingmaker-grillo-the-driving-seat <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>With dozens of new lawmakers from an Italian protest movement still dazed after a shock election success, the party's former comedian turned activist leader was suddenly in the driving seat on Tuesday.</p> <p>Beppe Grillo's Five Star Movement (M5S) captured over a quarter of the vote for the lower house, incredibly becoming the biggest individual party in parliament and the number three grouping after the main right and left coalitions.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130226/italys-joker-turns-kingmaker-grillo-the-driving-seat" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Beppe Grillo Beppe Grillo Disaster Five Star Movement Religion Technology AFP Tue, 26 Feb 2013 11:17:11 +0000 5766829 at http://www.globalpost.com Italy's joker turns kingmaker: Grillo in the driving seat http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130226/italys-joker-turns-kingmaker-grillo-the-driving-seat-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>With dozens of new lawmakers from an Italian protest movement still dazed after a shock election success, the party's former comedian turned activist leader was suddenly in the driving seat on Tuesday.</p> <p>Beppe Grillo's Five Star Movement (M5S) captured over a quarter of the vote for the lower house, incredibly becoming the biggest individual party in parliament and the number three grouping after the main right and left coalitions.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130226/italys-joker-turns-kingmaker-grillo-the-driving-seat-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Beppe Grillo Beppe Grillo Disaster Five Star Movement Religion Technology AFP Tue, 26 Feb 2013 12:17:44 +0000 5766881 at http://www.globalpost.com Italy protest party will not ally with anyone: leader http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130226/italy-protest-party-will-not-ally-anyone-leader <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Italy's anti-establishment Five Star Movement will not ally with anyone but would consider approving reforms on a case-by-case basis, its leader said on Tuesday after his shock election success.</p> <p>"The M5S is not allying with anyone as it has always said," former comedian turned anti-corruption firebrand Beppe Grillo said in a blog post on his popular website.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130226/italy-protest-party-will-not-ally-anyone-leader" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Beppe Grillo Beppe Grillo Five Star Movement Italy Technology AFP Tue, 26 Feb 2013 15:37:44 +0000 5767323 at http://www.globalpost.com Italian protest party holds online vote for president http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130411/italian-protest-party-holds-online-vote-president <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>An Italian protest party held an online vote on Thursday to select candidates to be the crisis-hit country's next president -- an unorthodox move before lawmakers begin voting on the post next week.</p> <p>Members of the Five Star Movement led by former comedian turned populist firebrand Beppe Grillo could propose their candidate for president through the party's website and a shortlist of the 10 top names will be voted on next week.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130411/italian-protest-party-holds-online-vote-president" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Beppe Grillo Elections Five Star Movement President Technology AFP Thu, 11 Apr 2013 09:31:07 +0000 5810570 at http://www.globalpost.com Italy protest leader slams presidential vote 'disaster' http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130418/italy-protest-leader-slams-presidential-vote-disaster <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Italian protest party leader Beppe Grillo on Thursday slammed the right-left deal to back former trade union leader Franco Marini for president saying he was "a man of the system".</p> <p>Marini's election "would be a disaster", Grillo told AFP in an interview.</p> <p>"He was a Christian Democrat, a trade unionist, a speaker of the senate, he is a man of the system," said the ex-comedian, who leads the anti-establishment Five Star Movement party which won a quarter of the vote in February elections.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130418/italy-protest-leader-slams-presidential-vote-disaster" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Beppe Grillo Beppe Grillo Five Star Movement Italy Politics AFP Thu, 18 Apr 2013 11:17:15 +0000 5819194 at http://www.globalpost.com Italy protest leader wants 'German invasion' http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130423/italy-protest-leader-wants-german-invasion <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Italian protest party leader Beppe Grillo said he wanted a "German invasion" of Italy to ensure "honest, competent" politicians, in an interview with Germany's top-selling newspaper Tuesday.</p> <p>"In our parliaments there are still 30 MPs who have been convicted of serious offences. I'd also like honest, competent and professional people in the right positions," Grillo, 64, told Bild newspaper.</p> <p>"In this respect, I would be glad about a German invasion of Italy," he quipped.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130423/italy-protest-leader-wants-german-invasion" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Beppe Beppe Grillo Beppe Grillo Five Star Movement AFP Tue, 23 Apr 2013 09:32:18 +0000 5822974 at http://www.globalpost.com Italy anti-establishment leader 'not anti-European' http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140123/italy-anti-establishment-leader-not-anti-european <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The leader of Italy's anti-establishment party which shook up politics last year insisted Thursday he was not anti-European and that his Five Star movement would win seats in European Parliament elections in May.</p> <p>"I do not want to be considered the reactionary of Europe, I am not anti-European. I simply say there are various ways of looking at Europe," Beppe Grillo, a former comedian, said at a press conference in Rome.</p> <p>The outspoken Grillo has called for a referendum in Italy on membership to the EU and the euro, saying it is up to the Italians to decide.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140123/italy-anti-establishment-leader-not-anti-european" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Beppe Grillo Beppe Grillo Five Star Movement Politics of Europe Social Issues Technology AFP Thu, 23 Jan 2014 19:16:55 +0000 6051176 at http://www.globalpost.com Italy's Grillo makes Nazi jibe against Schulz http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140511/italys-grillo-makes-nazi-jibe-against-schulz <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Italian anti-establishment firebrand Beppe Grillo on Sunday likened European Commission presidency candidate Martin Schulz to a Nazi comic book character after Schulz compared him to Stalin and Hugo Chavez.</p> <p>Grillo's blog carried a photoshopped picture of Schulz as a Nazi whipping Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi and his post said that the European Parliament's German president "has no shame in talking crap".</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140511/italys-grillo-makes-nazi-jibe-against-schulz" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Beppe Grillo Beppe Grillo Five Star Movement Martin Schulz Martin Schulz Politics AFP Sun, 11 May 2014 19:07:55 +0000 6144181 at http://www.globalpost.com