The face of Italy is changing as anti-EU parties make big gains in the Italian general election. Only six parties won seats in the March 4 election namely the Five Star Movement (M5S), the Democratic Party, and the League, The others are Forza Italia, Brothers of Italy, and Free & Equal. The anti-establishment parties, i.e., M5S, The League, and Brothers of Italy have won 50% of the vote. M5S was the most significant winner with more than 30% of the vote. However, it failed to capture a majority of the vote resulting in a hung parliament. That means a coalition government in Italy is inevitable.
Founded by a comedian, M5S focuses on five principles, i.e., sustainable transport systems, access to public sources of water, sustainable development, protection of the environment, and the right to uninterrupted internet access.