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Italian political party

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Five Star Movement: Italian political party
The Five Star Movement is a political party in Italy. The M5S was founded on 4 October 2009 by Beppe Grillo, a comedian and blogger, and Gianroberto Casaleggio, a web strategist. In 2014 Grillo appointed a directorate composed of five leading MPs, which lasted until the following October when he dissolved it and proclaimed himself the "political head" of the M5S. Grillo is also formally president of the association named the Five Star Movement; his nephew, Enrico Grillo, serves as vice president; and his accountant, Enrico Maria Nadasi, as secretary. Davide Casaleggio, Gianroberto's son, has an increasingly important albeit unofficial role.

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Italy's 5-star leader Di Maio says Rome must delay approval of ESM reform

The head of Italy's ruling 5-Star Movement said on Saturday the government should not sign off on a reform of the euro zone's bailout fund until plans for a wider banking union became clearer.
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Italy's 5-Star rejects leader's call to snub upcoming elections

Member of Italy's anti-establishment 5-Star Movement on Thursday rejected a call from party chief Luigi Di Maio to pull out of upcoming regional elections, in a surprise move that underlines Di Maio's..
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5-Star's crisis threatens Italian government's survival

The 5-Star Movement, senior partner in two coalitions since last year's national election, is struggling with internal strife and falling support which threaten the survival of Italy's two-month old..
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Rome public workers strike over state of city, national strike disrupts flights

Trade unions in Rome staged a general strike on Friday to denounce what they said was the dire management of the Italian capital by Mayor Virginia Raggi and her ruling 5-Star Movement administration.
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Italian parliament votes to scrap hundreds of seats at next election

Italy's parliament voted on Tuesday to cut the number of elected lawmakers by more than a third, in a reform championed by the anti-establishment 5-Star Movement which could have a profound impact on..
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Italy's prime minister hopes for EU harmony, economic revival

Italy's prime minister said on Monday his new coalition combining the anti-establishment 5-Star Movement and the pro-Europe Democratic Party (PD) would avoid rows and rancor and usher in a new wave of..
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Italy's prime minister says new government will bicker less

Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte said on Monday his new coalition, which combines the anti-establishment 5-Star Movement and pro-Europe Democratic Party (PD), would do more and bicker less.
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Italian PM Conte says new government will be more respectful, less argumentative

Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte said on Monday his new government, combining the anti-establishment 5-Star Movement and pro-Europe Democratic Party (PD), would be less argumentative and more respectful..
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New Italian coalition sworn in, seeks better ties with Europe

Italy's new government, combining the anti-establishment 5-Star Movement and center-left Democratic Party (PD), was sworn into office on Thursday, promising to reset Rome's often fraught relations with..
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Italy swears in new coalition, seen bolstering EU ties

A new Italian government was sworn into office on Thursday, with the pro-European Democratic Party (PD) flanking the anti-establishment 5-Star Movement in an unlikely alliance that has been cheered on..
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EU parliament commission head proposed as Italy's new Finance Minister: source

Roberto Gualtieri, chairman of the European Parliament's economic affairs commission, has been proposed by the Democratic Party (PD) as economy minister in a new government with the 5-Star Movement, a..
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Italy's 5-Star votes in favor of PD coalition, opening way for government

Members of the anti-establishment 5-Star Movement overwhelmingly backed a proposed coalition with the center-left Democratic Party (PD) on Tuesday, opening the way for a new government to take office..
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Italy's Di Maio to speak at 16:30 GMT after 5-Star online voting ends

Luigi Di Maio, the head of Italy's anti-establishment 5-Star Movement, will hold a news conference at 6.30 p.m. (1630 GMT), a 5-Star spokesman said on Tuesday.
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Italian parties agree agenda to form new government; 5-Star votes on deal

Italy's anti-establishment 5-Star Movement and Democratic Party (PD) unveiled a shared policy program on Tuesday to serve as the basis of a new coalition government, putting an expansionary 2020 budget..
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Italian PM Conte appeals to 5-star members to back new government

Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte on Monday urged members of the anti-establishment 5-Star Movement to back a new coalition with the opposition Democratic Party (PD), saying the planned government could..
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Italy's PM Conte confident on finalizing talks over new government by Wednesday

Italy's prime minister said on Sunday he expected to finalize talks over a new government by Wednesday, as the 5-Star Movement and Democratic Party were in intense discussions during the weekend to..
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Italy's PD says 'doing our best' to form new government with old rivals

The leader of Italy's Democratic Party (PD) said on Sunday his team was working hard to form a new coalition government with once bitter adversaries from the 5-Star Movement, with a common agenda and a..
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Italy's 5-Star unsettles PD with tough terms for coalition deal

Italy's 5-Star Movement will only enter a coalition with the opposition Democratic Party (PD) if it agrees to a string of policy demands, the 5-Star leader said on Friday, setting an uncompromising..
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Italy's PD calls for clarification with 5-Star over government

Andrea Orlando, deputy chief of the opposition Democratic Party (PD) called for clarification with the ruling 5-Star Movement after its leader Luigi Di Maio set tough conditions for forming a new..
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Italian 5-Star leader sets out conditions for coalition with PD

The leader of Italy's 5-Star Movement warned on Friday that his party would not join a new government unless its policy program was adopted, striking an uncompromising stance as coalition negotiations..
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Italy's president gives Conte green light to form new government

Italy's president asked Giuseppe Conte to head up a coalition of the 5-Star Movement and opposition Democratic Party (PD) on Thursday, a move could that could improve Italy's fractious relations with..
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Conte accepts president's mandate to form new Italian government

Italy's president asked Giuseppe Conte to head a coalition of the 5-Star Movement and opposition Democratic Party (PD) on Thursday, a move could that could mark a turning point in Italy's frayed..
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Italian opposition PD, 5-Star say they want to form coalition led by Conte

Italy's 5-Star Movement and the opposition Democratic Party (PD) said on Wednesday they would try to form a coalition, setting aside years of hostility to avert a snap election and ease economic..
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Italy's 5-Star tells president it has government deal with PD

Italy's 5-Star Movement told the head of state on Wednesday it had reached a political deal with the opposition Democratic Party (PD) to form a new government, 5-Star chief Luigi Di Maio said.
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Italy opposition says it is ready for cabinet deal with 5-Star

Opposition leader Nicola Zingaretti told Italy's president on Wednesday that his Democratic Party (PD) was ready to try to form a government with the anti-establishment 5-Star Movement.
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Explainer: Italian president seen asking Conte to form new government. What comes next?

Italy's President Sergio Mattarella is expected to give outgoing Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte a mandate to form a new government backed by a coalition of the 5-Star Movement and the Democratic Party..
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Italy PD party tells president ready to form government with 5-Star

The head of Italy's opposition Democratic Party (PD), Nicola Zingaretti, said on Wednesday that he had told the head of state his group was ready to try to form a government with the anti-establishment..
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Deputy PM in new Italy government should come from PD's ranks: deputy PD leader

The deputy prime minister of a new Italian government should be a member of the Democratic Party (PD), its deputy leader Andrea Orlando said on Wednesday, potentially re-igniting tensions in talks with..
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Italy's PD says no vetoes on posts as coalition talks resume with 5-Star

Italy's ruling 5-Star Movement and opposition Democratic Party (PD) resumed talks on Wednesday over the formation of a new government led by outgoing Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte.
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Italy's PD, 5-Star to resume government talks at 1600 GMT: PD Senate chief

Italy's opposition Democratic Party (PD) and the ruling 5-Star Movement will meet at 1600 GMT to resume talks on the formation of a possible new government, PD Senate chief Andrea Marcucci said on..
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Italy PD lower house chief hopes to announce support for families

Graziano Delrio, lower house leader of Italy's Democratic Party, said on Tuesday that he hoped a possible new government with the 5-Star Movement will soon be able to announce tax cuts and financial..
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Italy's 5-Star says welcomes PD's openings on Conte, wants to talk

Italy's anti-establishment 5-Star Movement said on Tuesday it welcomed signs from the Democratic Party (PD) that PD was willing to accept a return of Giuseppe Conte as prime minister and it wanted to..
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Italy's 5-Star, opposition at loggerheads over roles in putative new cabinet

Talks on forming a new Italian government ran into trouble on Tuesday as the ruling 5-Star Movement and the opposition Democratic Party (PD) traded accusations over key jobs, including that of interior..
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Italy's PD Senate Chief sees progress on government deal with 5-Star

Government talks between the ruling 5-Star Movement and the opposition Democratic Party (PD) have made progress, PD Senate leader Andrea Marcucci said on Tuesday.
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Italy's 5-Star, opposition, clash over potential cabinet roles

Talks between Italy's ruling 5-Star Movement and the opposition Democratic Party (PD) to form a new coalition government are at risk of failure over who should became the next interior minister, a PD..
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Italy's opposition PD says coalition talks at risk of failure

Talks between Italy's ruling 5-Star Movement and the opposition Democratic Party (PD) to form a new coalition government are at risk of failure over who should became the next interior minister, a PD..
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Italy's 5-Star suspends talks aimed at forming new government

Italy's 5-Star Movement suspended talks on forming a new ruling coalition with the opposition Democratic Party (PD) on Tuesday, saying it would only reconvene them when the PD committed to retain Prime..
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Italy's 5-Star suspends talks with PD, seeks commitment on Conte

Italy's ruling 5-Star Movement said on Tuesday that it will not reconvene government talks with the opposition Democratic Party (PD) until the PD publicly commits to a new coalition led by outgoing..
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Italy's PD, 5-Star on verge of government deal with Conte as PM

The ruling 5-Star Movement and the opposition Democratic Party appeared on the verge of a deal to form a new Italian government on Monday after the PD indicated it had abandoned a veto on Giuseppe..
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Italy close to government deal as Conte meets party chiefs

A deal on forming a government in Italy between the 5-Star Movement and the opposition Democratic Party (PD) looked close on Monday after the PD indicated it had dropped a veto on Giuseppe Conte..
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Italy's Conte to meet with PD, 5-Star leaders at 1900 GMT: source

Italy's outgoing Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte will hold talks with the leaders of 5-Star Movement and the center-left Democratic Party (PD) at 1900 GMT as the two parties try to seal a deal on forming..
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Italy government deal closer as PD drops veto on Conte return as PM

A deal on forming a government in Italy between the 5-Star Movement and the opposition Democratic Party (PD) looked closer on Monday after the PD indicated it had dropped a veto on Giuseppe Conte..
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Italy's PD, 5-Star set to agree on Conte as PM: PD sources

Italy's 5-Star Movement and the center-left Democratic Party (PD) are set to agree on outgoing Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte returning as head of a new government, two PD sources told Reuters on..
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Italy's 5-Star, PD leaders to meet on government crisis at 1600 GMT

The leaders of the 5-Star Movement and the Democratic Party (PD) will meet shortly to seek a way out of Italy's government crisis, a 5-Star spokesman said on Monday.
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Italy president to meet 5-Star, PD on government crisis on Wednesday

Italian President Sergio Mattarella will meet the leaders of the anti-establishment 5-Star Movement and the center-left Democratic Party (PD) on Wednesday to discuss the ongoing government crisis, the..
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