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Grillo announces M5S's first MEP candidates

Anti-establishment leader to embark on Italy tour

01 April, 17:14
Grillo announces M5S's first MEP candidates (ANSA) - Rome, April 1 - Comedian-turned-politician Beppe Grillo on Tuesday published a list of his 5-Star Movement's first 20 candidates for European Parliament elections on May 25 on his popular blog.

Those named were chosen out of a pool of 5,091 aspiring candidates in online voting by 35,188 M5S supporters casting 92,877 preferences.

Grillo, who embarks on a tour of Italy on Wednesday ahead of the EP elections, recently called on supporters to turn out in large numbers for that vote, in which euroskeptic parties such as his are expected to do well.