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Politics Takes A Funny Turn in Italy with Comedian Beppe Grillo

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Five Star Movement leader and comedian Beppe Grillo (R) speaks during a rally in Rome February 22, 2013.
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Comedian Beppe Grillo is shaking up Italy's political system with his mixture of humor and populism.

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His Five Star Movement has already won elections for mayor in Parma and Palermo.

Host Aaron Schachter talks to Duncan McDonnell of the European University Institute, who has co-authored a study about Grillo's campaign.

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