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Italy's 5-Star Movement Makes First Overture To PM Renzi

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June 16, 2014 AT 8:43 AM
Italy's anti-establishment party, 5-Star Movement, said it was willing to drop its opposition to working with Prime Minister Matteo Renzi over electoral reforms if its own proposals are considered. The 5-Star Movement (M5S), led by former comic Beppe Grillo, had rebuffed repeated calls to work with other parties to reach a broad-based agreement on overhauling Italy's widely criticized electoral system. However, in a message posted on Grillo's blog, it said the situation had changed since Renzi's success in last month's European parliamentary elections, in which his center-left Democratic Party won a record 40.8 percent of the vote.