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Italy: 'A step away from victory' - M5S leader ahead of election02:46

Italy: 'A step away from victory' - M5S leader ahead of election

Italy, Rome
March 3, 2018 at 00:53 GMT -00:00 · Published

Five Star Movement (M5S) leader and prime ministerial candidate Luigi Di Maio stated that the party is "a step away from victory" in the March 4 parliamentary election, when speaking at a campaign rally in Rome's Piazza del Popolo on Friday.

Despite a recent blackout on opinion polls, Di Maio said he had seen one poll showing that the party may manage to secure a parliamentary majority.

The leader of the anti-establishment M5S appeared optimistic to "win in all constituencies of the south of Italy and in many of the north," adding that "this way, we get the majority and are able to govern."

He went on to say that that the centre-left Democratic Party "is over" as its leader Matteo Renzi said that "he is willing to step down."

The founder of the Five Star movement Beppe Grillo also made an appearance at the rally, saying, "We are the only true party that exists in Italy. It's amazing. The only one to have a leader, a programme."

Italy: 'A step away from victory' - M5S leader ahead of election02:46
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Five Star Movement (M5S) leader and prime ministerial candidate Luigi Di Maio stated that the party is "a step away from victory" in the March 4 parliamentary election, when speaking at a campaign rally in Rome's Piazza del Popolo on Friday.

Despite a recent blackout on opinion polls, Di Maio said he had seen one poll showing that the party may manage to secure a parliamentary majority.

The leader of the anti-establishment M5S appeared optimistic to "win in all constituencies of the south of Italy and in many of the north," adding that "this way, we get the majority and are able to govern."

He went on to say that that the centre-left Democratic Party "is over" as its leader Matteo Renzi said that "he is willing to step down."

The founder of the Five Star movement Beppe Grillo also made an appearance at the rally, saying, "We are the only true party that exists in Italy. It's amazing. The only one to have a leader, a programme."

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