Maria Spadoni from Italy's Five Star Movement tells DW Italy should hold early elections. It comes after Prime Minister Matteo Renzi resigned in the wake of a referendum defeat on reform proposals.
The Mediterranean country has changed its electoral system five times since 2013. The newest system is set to hurt the upstart populist Five Star Movement (M5S).
The 81-year-old veteran of Italian politics is on course for a stunning political comeback in next year's national general election. His center-right bloc may not have much to fear from the ruling Democratic Party.
A 31-year-old politician has been chosen to lead the anti-establishment Five Star Movement ahead of national elections. With M5S clearly ahead of traditional parties in the polls, he may be Italy's next prime minister.
Corruption and cronyism, not transparency: Accusations against Rome's new mayor, Virginia Raggi, could seriously damage the Five Star Movement, says political scientist Jan Labitzke.
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