Grillo to let M5S vote on Renzi consultations
'It's a farce, but the members should decide'18 February, 17:25
The M5S has been among the most outspoken groups opposed to a government led by PD chief Renzi, who orchestrated an intraparty coup last weak to unseat outgoing Premier Enrico Letta. If Renzi succeeds in forging a governing majority, he will become Italy's third-consecutive un-elected premier, a fact that particularly rankles the populist M5S, which won huge numbers of votes in general elections last February. Members of the Internet-based movement, the second-largest single party in parliament, will be able to vote on whether to consult with Renzi as of 15:30 Italian time.