ITALY sent the EU into crisis mode today as the Country voted for anti-EU populist parties abandoning Matteo Renzi’s pro-EU Democratic Party.
A wave of Anti-establishment sentiment has swept Italy with anti-EU populists claiming the most votes.
The Five Star Movement was the biggest single party with a third of the vote.
The Anti-EU and Anti-Immigration League party also won 17.4% with Ex-Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi’s Forza Italia party taking 14%, both the League and Forza are in an alliance.
Five Star – 32.6%
Democratic Party- 18.7%
League – 17.4%
Forza Italia – 14%
League leader Matteo Salvini, 44, and Five Star leader Luigi Di Maio, 31, on Monday, claimed they had the right to govern the country.
The result means that the EU’s nightmare has now become a reality.
There could be a populist coalition between Five Star Movement, The League and Forza, all anti-EU and anti-Establishment.
The League won most votes in Italy’s north and Five Star won the most in the south, a coalition between the two parties could unite Italy and send the EU running for the hills.