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Italy anti-establishment parties make big gains in election

Italian voters have delivered a bruising rebuke to the country’s political establishment, as both the populist Five Star Movement and the anti-immigrant, Eurosceptic Northern League were poised to make sweeping gains in the general election. Early results suggested a hung parliament and a period of protracted and tense negotiations shepherded by Sergio Mattarella, Italy’s president, for the formation of a new government. Five Star was one of the big winners from the election, as it appeared on course to be Italy’s [...]