Parma mayor quits Italy's 5-Star Movement as internal strife grows



The mayor of Parma quit Italy's anti-establishment 5-Star Movement on Monday in the latest sign of turmoil within the party that represents the biggest threat to Prime Minister Matteo Renzi.
Federico Pizzarotti's surprise election in the northern city in May 2012 was the first major breakthrough for 5-Star, which had been founded by comedian Beppe Grillo just three years earlier.
However, Pizzarotti's relations with the movement's national leadership cooled quickly after he rowed back on a campaign promise to close the city's rubbish incinerator.
One of 5-Star's most independent voices,... read more

 
3 October 2016 in World News, Views: 36
Source: Reuters
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