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The 5* movement kicks out some members if they stray from their agreement of solidarity with the platform. They can also be fined E150,000.
As can be expected a few grifters joined for their own career benefits, some were kicked out because they didn't report to HQ that they were under judicial investigation, if they didn't donate half their salary to a fund for small businesses or if there was the slightest suspicion that mob votes played a part in their success.
This kind of moral probity is unheard of in Italian politics, and they consistency has won them a lot of voters, peeled off from disenchanted citizens from right and left persuasion.
The prestigious position for Mayor of Rome is going to ballot in a week, with Virginia Raggi in pole position after primaries placed her 10+ points ahead of her closest rival. Chiara Appenndino is also showing very well in the race for Torino's mayorship.
Rome is so thoroughly steeped in corruption that governing it will be harder than a job as a minister of a department such as the economy, so much so that it is suspected the other parties want the movement to win, so they spectacularly fail at this Herculean task.

Oops, I strayed off topic, my apologies!

'The history of public debt is full of irony. It rarely follows our ideas of order and justice.' Thomas Piketty

by melo (melometa4(at)gmail.com) on Sun Jun 12th, 2016 at 09:43:38 PM EST

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