A NEW hashtag has started trending in Italy in the wake of the historical success of “populist parties” with users claiming #Italyisoverparty, it has been revealed.
The exit polls in Italy are showing that the Eurosceptic 5-Star Movement party set to win the most votes and the anti-immigration party Lega are due to win more votes than Silvio Berlusconi’s Forza.
The front page headline on the first edition of La Stampa newspaper says: “Di Maio wins, Italy ungovernable.”
People took to Twitter to vent their outrage at the projected results, not just for the prospect of difficult negotiations, but also because of the politics of the leading parties.
One Twitter user said: “#ItalyIsOverParty Karl Marx Turning in the grave, do you hear him?”
Another said: “After this, we can go back to the caves and the Dinosaurs #ItalyIsOverParty.”
And another added: “Dear Americans, we’re so sorry that those who today voted for homophobia, racism and fascism had the nerve to criticise you for your president.
“We’re as disgusted by them as you are. Sincerely yours, all the Italians who actually voted for their rights.”
Italy’s Rai shows 5-Star dominating the South of Italy and has won around 50 per cent of the vote.
The south has traditionally supported mainstream parties which provided Government jobs and funded underdeveloped areas.
It seems southern Italy feels the ruling parties have forgotten them and are voting to show it.
The 5-Star Movement was once laughed off as a mere protest Party but it is now expected to emerge as the biggest Party with up to 33 per cent of the vote.
Full article: Italian election 2018 results: ‘Italy is OVER!’ Twitter meltdown after ‘populist’ success (Express)