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Grillo vows to step down if M5S loses in EP elections

'But if we win, we'll change Italy and Europe'

23 January, 18:19
Grillo vows to step down if M5S loses in EP elections (ANSA) - Rome, January 23 - The firebrand leader of the anti-establishment 5-Star Movement (M5S) said Thursday he would step down if it failed to win big at European Parliament elections in May. "We're going to Europe and we will win the elections.

Either the Movement wins or loses. And if Italians decide they don't want us there, I'll make a different decision. If I'm wrong, I'll leave," said Beppe Grillo. "But if instead we win, we will change Italy and Europe". Amid painful austerity measures and high unemployment throughout Europe, the M5S is among a number of anti-euro parties in the 28-member union expected to win record votes in upcoming European Parliament elections.

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