Some 10 million Italians were called to vote on June 11 for a first round of municipal elections – an important test that sounded an alarm for the Five Star Movement party, which completely changed the country’s political panorama just a few years ago. This time round, the Beppe Grillo's “creation” will not take part in any second round in the most important provincial capitals.

In Parma, where the anti-euro Five Star Movement had started “conquering” the first important cities, the loss was ...

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