Courtesy of Mish.
The rise of the Five Star Movement in Italy is the number one happening in Europe right now and mainstream media has not even begun to cover it in any depth. The movement is led by an Italian comedian, Beppe Grillo.
Main Rules for the Five Star Movement
- Not be an elected politician prior to 5 Stelle
- Commit to stay in charge for no longer than 2 terms
- Commit to take a minimum salary and give the rest back to the community
- Post a public platform on the internet
- Be willing to hold a public debate on the platform
Beppe Grillo’s personal position, not a mandate for the Five Star Movement is “Get out of the Euro and default on debt“
For more on the Five Star Movement please see Six Reasons Why Italy May Exit the Euro Before Spain; Ultimate Occupy Movement
Time-Lapse Interactive Polls
Following are some time lapse polls of the Five Star Movement and other political parties in Italy. Please give the graphs extra time to load.
The polls are from data gathered by data gathered by Termometro Polico (one on the best Italian poll-makers according to a friend who sent me the link.) The important poll is in tab number four.
Explanations and Comments on the graphs appear below.
For now, please click on tab number four. You may also wish to go to the link above for additional information (in Italian).
Graphs courtesy of Termometro Polico via tools from Tableau Software.