Darren Loucaides

Darren Loucaides

Darren Loucaides is a Barcelona-based journalist from London. He used to live in Italy and writes about Mediterranean identity. 

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The radical populist party that shook Italy's establishment

The Italian establishment has failed from the start to understand the appeal of Five Star. First, it ignored the movement’s mass rallies, then dismissed its electoral aspirations, branding it by turns fascist and communist. Instead of trying to understand Five Star’s growing popularity, the main parties labeled its candidates dilettantes lacking the experience and competence to govern.