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Italy's Five Star Movement facing internal collapse

By: Natalia MENDOZA | Josephine MCKENNA
1 min

Just two years ago, a new political force emerged in Italy. The anti-establishment Five Star Movement, headed by Beppe Grillo, was riding high, returning 163 MPs after the elections of February 2013. But now it's facing internal collapse. Many are being tempted by the young Prime Minister Matteo Renzi's moves to court them. Grillo himself has announced he is to leave his role as head of the organisation. So what went wrong? Our correspondents report from Rome.


Programme prepared by Elise Duffau and Patrick Lovett

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