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The winners in the Italian general election held on Sunday were the so-called ‘populist’ parties. The Five Star party founded by ex-TV comedian Beppo Grillo and now led by Luigi Di Maio, took over 30% of the vote and will be the largest single party in the new parliament. It presented itself as an anti-establishment, anti-corruption party. Previously it had called for a referendum to leave the EU but recently dropped that and switched to social policies. In the election, it proposed a Universal Basic Income (UBI) for all, which won it many votes from the young unemployed and poor, particularly in the south.

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