Recently, Italy’s Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte announced his resignation on account of the collapse of coalition between his party Five Star Movement (M5S) and League party.
League party withdrew its support by stating that its political goal was to challenge the European Union’s fiscal rules.
Five Star Movement (M5S)
M5S is a populist movement that was stared in 2009 as an internet-based group becoming one of the most voted-for parties in Italy.
It was started by Beppe Grillo and Gianroberto Casaleggio through their social networking site, Meetup.com, to bring people together to campaign on local issues and then field candidates for elections.
In 2013 it became the second-largest party and eventually coming to power in 2018.
M5S marks the significance of the internet and social media that could spur a new kind of politics.
M5S used the internet to form a political party – one without organisation, money, ideology or headquarters.
Also, it adds a new dimension to populism.
Populism is a political approach that strives to appeal to ordinary people who feel that their concerns are disregarded by established elite groups.