(ANSA) - Rome, February 25 - Members of Italy's Five Star
Movement were emboldened by the anti-establishment party's
unprecedented success at elections on Monday.
"At the next elections, we do not know when, we will be
have the absolute majority in the country," said Alessandro Di
Battista, a House candidate from the Lazio region around Rome.
"We are very happy. We got people to vote who normally
don't vote at all".
While Italy's general election looks set to be
inconclusive, the only real victors of the vote are the M5S,
which was set to claim over 25% of the votes for the House,
according to the interior ministry.
Grillo, whose Internet-based movement had tapped into
public disenchantment with the established parties caused in
part by a series of corruption scandals, said via Twitter that
"honesty will become fashionable" now.
If the outcome of the vote leads to a hung parliament,
Italians may have to vote for a second time.
(photo: a sign on a mock coffin reads 'the old politician')