Five Star Movement

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(English) Five Star Movement
(Italian) Movimento Cinque Stelle
M5S
LeaderLuigi Di Maio
FounderBeppe Grillo
Gianroberto Casaleggio
Founded2009
IdeologyPopulism[1]
E-democracy[2]
Direct democracy
Environmentalism
Euroscepticism[3]
Anti-establishment
Anti-globalisation[4][5]
Political positionBig tent
Website
movimento5stelle.it

The Five Star Movement (M5S; Italian: Movimento 5 Stelle) is an Italian political party. The leader is Luigi Di Maio.

The party was formed by Beppe Grillo and Gianroberto Casaleggio in October 2009. Beppe Grillo served as leader of the party from 2009 to 2017. In September 2017, Luigi Di Maio became leader of the party.

After the 2018 elections, the Five Star Movement became the largest party in the Italian Parliament. Also, the party formed a coalition with the right-wing Lega Nord.

Since 2014, the party has been a member of the Eurosceptic Europe of Freedom and Direct Democracy group in the European Parliament.

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