‘On the rocks’: Is this the end for Italy’s Five Star Movement?

‘On the rocks’: Is this the end for Italy’s Five Star Movement?

Italy's Five Star Movement had until recently threatened to upend the political status quo, but today the party is becoming ‘totally irrelevant’, political commentators say.

Luigi Di Maio quits as head of Italy’s Five Star Movement

Luigi Di Maio quits as head of Italy’s Five Star Movement

Luigi Di Maio: From political upstart to Italy’s foreign minister

Luigi Di Maio: From political upstart to Italy’s foreign minister

Italy’s new coalition gets the go-ahead from Five Star members

Italy’s new coalition gets the go-ahead from Five Star members

ANALYSIS: How the rebel Five Star Movement joined Italy’s establishment

ANALYSIS: How the rebel Five Star Movement joined Italy’s establishment

‘Agree to our programme or go to the polls’: M5S warns Italy’s coalition deal could yet collapse

‘Agree to our programme or go to the polls’: M5S warns Italy’s coalition deal could yet collapse

Giuseppe Conte says he will lead ‘a more united’ Italy after collapse of populist government

Giuseppe Conte says he will lead ‘a more united’ Italy after collapse of populist government

The Five Star voting platform that could thwart Italy’s coalition deal

The Five Star voting platform that could thwart Italy’s coalition deal

Italy’s Five Star Movement threatens to abandon talks to form new government

Italy’s Five Star Movement threatens to abandon talks to form new government

Italian president gives parties an extra day to thrash out a coalition

Italian president gives parties an extra day to thrash out a coalition

Talks to form new Italy coalition ‘positive’

Talks to form new Italy coalition ‘positive’

Italy’s Democratic Party ‘ready’ to govern with Five Stars

Italy’s Democratic Party ‘ready’ to govern with Five Stars

Italy’s president gives parties a deadline to form a new government

Italy’s president gives parties a deadline to form a new government

What next for Italy? These are the five likeliest scenarios

What next for Italy? These are the five likeliest scenarios

Italy enters second day of talks aimed at solving political crisis

Italy enters second day of talks aimed at solving political crisis

TIMELINE: 15 months of drama in Italian politics

TIMELINE: 15 months of drama in Italian politics

Italy’s Five Star Movement votes to keep Luigi Di Maio as leader

Italy’s Five Star Movement votes to keep Luigi Di Maio as leader

Italy’s Five Star Movement votes whether to ditch leader Luigi Di Maio

Italy’s Five Star Movement votes whether to ditch leader Luigi Di Maio

How Italy’s Five Star Movement wants to change EU politics

How Italy’s Five Star Movement wants to change EU politics

ANALYSIS: Salvini’s League is in charge in Italy – these local elections prove it

ANALYSIS: Salvini’s League is in charge in Italy – these local elections prove it

Five Star Movement has abandoned its promises to protect Italy’s environment: activists

Five Star Movement has abandoned its promises to protect Italy’s environment: activists

Italy’s Five Star Movement votes to block Salvini trial

Italy’s Five Star Movement votes to block Salvini trial

Italy’s coalition government faces split over possible Salvini kidnap trial

Italy’s coalition government faces split over possible Salvini kidnap trial

Italy’s M5S forms new populist bloc to fight EU elections

Italy’s M5S forms new populist bloc to fight EU elections

Italy’s deputy PM meets ‘yellow vest’ protestors in France

Italy’s deputy PM meets ‘yellow vest’ protestors in France

Italy’s vaccine-sceptic M5S sacks entire board of health experts

Italy’s vaccine-sceptic M5S sacks entire board of health experts

‘The great rubbish dump’: Why Romans are fed up with the state of their city

‘The great rubbish dump’: Why Romans are fed up with the state of their city

Italy’s budget was tampered with to favour tax evaders, deputy PM claims

Italy’s budget was tampered with to favour tax evaders, deputy PM claims

Italian senator slammed after mother found illegally occupying public housing

Italian senator slammed after mother found illegally occupying public housing

Five Star Movement calls for ‘courageous’ budget for Italy

Five Star Movement calls for ‘courageous’ budget for Italy

Anti-vaxxers not welcome here, says gelateria owner

Anti-vaxxers not welcome here, says gelateria owner

Italy’s new government wins parliament’s vote of confidence

Italy’s new government wins parliament’s vote of confidence

Italy’s new prime minister makes his first speech

Italy’s new prime minister makes his first speech

Italy’s new government, by the numbers

Italy’s new government, by the numbers

Here is Italy’s new cabinet in full

Here is Italy’s new cabinet in full

Italy swears in first fully populist government

Italy swears in first fully populist government

Italy’s next prime minister announces cabinet as populists agree new deal

Italy’s next prime minister announces cabinet as populists agree new deal

Italy political crisis: Populist government gets a second chance

Italy political crisis: Populist government gets a second chance

Italy in fresh political chaos amid calls to impeach the president

Italy in fresh political chaos amid calls to impeach the president

Giuseppe Conte approved as Italian prime minister

Giuseppe Conte approved as Italian prime minister

Italy’s new PM nominee Giuseppe Conte begins forming cabinet

Italy’s new PM nominee Giuseppe Conte begins forming cabinet

Italy awaits president’s decision on new prime minister

Italy awaits president’s decision on new prime minister

Giuseppe Conte is the nominee for Italy’s new prime minister

Giuseppe Conte is the nominee for Italy’s new prime minister

Who is Giuseppe Conte, the political novice now Italy’s populist PM?

Who is Giuseppe Conte, the political novice now Italy’s populist PM?

Italy’s voters give their verdict on new government programme

Italy’s voters give their verdict on new government programme

Italian parties say they have agreed on a nominee for prime minister

Italian parties say they have agreed on a nominee for prime minister

M5S unveils programme for Italy’s ‘government of change’

M5S unveils programme for Italy’s ‘government of change’

M5S and League say choosing Italy’s next PM ‘will not be a problem’

M5S and League say choosing Italy’s next PM ‘will not be a problem’

M5S and League agree contract for Italy’s ‘government of change’

M5S and League agree contract for Italy’s ‘government of change’

Leak reveals League and Five Star Movement’s radical plans for Italy

Leak reveals League and Five Star Movement’s radical plans for Italy

New Italian government put on hold as ‘key issues’ remain unresolved

New Italian government put on hold as ‘key issues’ remain unresolved

Italy could have a government by Monday

Italy could have a government by Monday

Italy set for caretaker government if last-ditch talks fail

Italy set for caretaker government if last-ditch talks fail

Italy heading for its third month without a government

Italy heading for its third month without a government

Five Star Movement coalition is ‘absurd’, says Italy’s ex-PM Matteo Renzi

Five Star Movement coalition is ‘absurd’, says Italy’s ex-PM Matteo Renzi

Italy’s efforts to form a government have been delayed (again)

Italy’s efforts to form a government have been delayed (again)

Italy takes baby steps towards a Five Star-Democratic Party government

Italy takes baby steps towards a Five Star-Democratic Party government

Berlusconi criticizes Italians for ‘voting badly’ as latest effort to break political deadlock fails

Berlusconi criticizes Italians for ‘voting badly’ as latest effort to break political deadlock fails

Speaker of Italian senate given two days to break deadlock between centre-right and Five Star Movement

Speaker of Italian senate given two days to break deadlock between centre-right and Five Star Movement

Italy’s League and Five Star Movement pledge to get parliament working ASAP

Italy’s League and Five Star Movement pledge to get parliament working ASAP

Italy’s far-right and Five Star Movement jostle to govern

Italy’s far-right and Five Star Movement jostle to govern

What to expect from Italy’s government talks

What to expect from Italy’s government talks

Five Star leader Di Maio calls on Italy’s parties to end post-election deadlock

Five Star leader Di Maio calls on Italy’s parties to end post-election deadlock

Italy considers bidding for 2026 Winter Olympics

Italy considers bidding for 2026 Winter Olympics

Italians demand M5S basic income – even though the party’s not in power

Italians demand M5S basic income – even though the party’s not in power

Talking to Five Star Movement voters in neglected suburban Naples

Talking to Five Star Movement voters in neglected suburban Naples

Italy’s Five Star Movement looks to form rival coalition with the left

Italy’s Five Star Movement looks to form rival coalition with the left

Italian Democrats divided over whether to seek coalition with Five Star Movement

Italian Democrats divided over whether to seek coalition with Five Star Movement

Italy’s Five Star Movement celebrates victory in leader’s hometown

Italy’s Five Star Movement celebrates victory in leader’s hometown

What’s next for Italy? The post-election scenarios

What’s next for Italy? The post-election scenarios

Populists and far-right eye gains in Italian election

Populists and far-right eye gains in Italian election

Italy’s Five Star Movement names its ministers pre-election in a break with tradition

Italy’s Five Star Movement names its ministers pre-election in a break with tradition

What a Five Star mayor says about the movement’s bid to govern Italy

What a Five Star mayor says about the movement’s bid to govern Italy

Italy’s ‘anti-corruption’ Five Star Movement embroiled in money scandal over missing €1 million

Italy’s ‘anti-corruption’ Five Star Movement embroiled in money scandal over missing €1 million

Italy’s Five Star Movement accused of plagiarizing Wikipedia and rivals’ political speeches in election programme

Italy’s Five Star Movement accused of plagiarizing Wikipedia and rivals’ political speeches in election programme

Is Italy’s Five Star Movement still an ‘anti-establishment’ party?

Is Italy’s Five Star Movement still an ‘anti-establishment’ party?

Political cheat sheet: Understanding Italy’s Five Star Movement

Political cheat sheet: Understanding Italy’s Five Star Movement

A new direction for Italy’s Five Star Movement? Beppe Grillo distances himself from the party he founded

A new direction for Italy’s Five Star Movement? Beppe Grillo distances himself from the party he founded

Italy cruise ship hero among populist party hopefuls

Italy cruise ship hero among populist party hopefuls

Rome mayor seeks immediate trial in cronyism case

Rome mayor seeks immediate trial in cronyism case

What you need to know about Italy’s 2018 election

What you need to know about Italy’s 2018 election

Italian intelligence to Joe Biden: No, Russia isn’t meddling in Italy

Italian intelligence to Joe Biden: No, Russia isn’t meddling in Italy

Five Star Movement asks international observers to monitor Italy’s election

Five Star Movement asks international observers to monitor Italy’s election

Italy’s Five Star Movement hits out at New York Times and Buzzfeed over ‘fake news’

Italy’s Five Star Movement hits out at New York Times and Buzzfeed over ‘fake news’

Italy’s Five Star Movement takes control of former mafia town Ostia

Italy’s Five Star Movement takes control of former mafia town Ostia

Sicily vote: Berlusconi rises again with a narrow win projected for centre-right

Sicily vote: Berlusconi rises again with a narrow win projected for centre-right

Centre-right leads in Sicily regional vote: exit polls

Centre-right leads in Sicily regional vote: exit polls

Italy eyes populist party peformance in Sicily vote

Italy eyes populist party peformance in Sicily vote

Italy passes controversial new election law

Italy passes controversial new election law

There’s an election in Italy next year – and M5S has some familiar problems

There’s an election in Italy next year – and M5S has some familiar problems

Italy’s populists edge further ahead of Democratic Party in opinion poll

Italy’s populists edge further ahead of Democratic Party in opinion poll

New Five Star Movement leader: ‘We want to stay in the EU’

New Five Star Movement leader: ‘We want to stay in the EU’

Di Maio: the face of populists eyeing power in Italy

Di Maio: the face of populists eyeing power in Italy

Italian populists to unveil 5-Star candidate for PM

Italian populists to unveil 5-Star candidate for PM

Italy’s Five Star Movement votes on its candidate for PM

Italy’s Five Star Movement votes on its candidate for PM

Italy’s Five Star Movement gets ready to choose its candidate for PM

Italy’s Five Star Movement gets ready to choose its candidate for PM

Setback for Five Star Movement in Sicily as court questions online vote result

Setback for Five Star Movement in Sicily as court questions online vote result

Five things we learned from Italy’s telltale local elections

Five things we learned from Italy’s telltale local elections

Local elections deal a heavy blow for Italy’s Five Star Movement

Local elections deal a heavy blow for Italy’s Five Star Movement

Five Star Movement leader Grillo wants 16-year-olds to get the vote

Five Star Movement leader Grillo wants 16-year-olds to get the vote

Italy populists suffer growing pains with online democracy

Italy populists suffer growing pains with online democracy

Rome mayor unveils 12-point plan to tackle the capital’s rubbish crisis

Rome mayor unveils 12-point plan to tackle the capital’s rubbish crisis

Five Star Movement plans to ‘revolutionize democracy’ through online voting and e-petitions

Five Star Movement plans to ‘revolutionize democracy’ through online voting and e-petitions

Italy’s far-right Northern League is cosying up to Russia

Italy’s far-right Northern League is cosying up to Russia

Rome’s Five Star Movement mayor called in for questioning as part of corruption probe

Rome’s Five Star Movement mayor called in for questioning as part of corruption probe

Five-Star flop: Euro liberals say no to Grillo

Five-Star flop: Euro liberals say no to Grillo

Italy’s populist leader: Public should decide whether news is fake

Italy’s populist leader: Public should decide whether news is fake

Rome’s Five Star Movement mayor stripped of power to make ‘important choices’

Rome’s Five Star Movement mayor stripped of power to make ‘important choices’

Rome Five Star Movement mayor apologizes after aide’s arrest

Rome Five Star Movement mayor apologizes after aide’s arrest

What is Italy’s Five Star Movement?

What is Italy’s Five Star Movement?

Five Star Movement sidesteps claims of pro-Russia fake news

Five Star Movement sidesteps claims of pro-Russia fake news

Capital chaos: Trouble mounts for Five Star Movement

Capital chaos: Trouble mounts for Five Star Movement

Filthy Rome’s rubbish problem ‘fixed within a month’

Filthy Rome’s rubbish problem ‘fixed within a month’

Why Italy might be the next big threat to the EU’s future

Why Italy might be the next big threat to the EU’s future

What you need to know about Italy’s Five Star Movement

What you need to know about Italy’s Five Star Movement

Rome is on track to get its first ever female mayor

Rome is on track to get its first ever female mayor

Five Star Movement sets its sights on Rome

Five Star Movement sets its sights on Rome

M5S politicians in €10m salary gift to Italians

M5S politicians in €10m salary gift to Italians

Grillo’s anti-euro campaign gathers pace

Grillo’s anti-euro campaign gathers pace

Grillo’s ‘isolate migrants’ plan dismissed by WHO

Grillo’s ‘isolate migrants’ plan dismissed by WHO

‘EU money ends up with the mafia’: Beppe Grillo

‘EU money ends up with the mafia’: Beppe Grillo

‘We’ll work to restore freedom across Europe’

‘We’ll work to restore freedom across Europe’

Italy’s rebel leader ready to talk to establishment

Italy’s rebel leader ready to talk to establishment

‘Nigel Farage is not racist’: Beppe Grillo

‘Nigel Farage is not racist’: Beppe Grillo

‘We’re rebels with a cause’: Grillo to Farage

‘We’re rebels with a cause’: Grillo to Farage

Spin doctor tells ex-comedian Grillo to smile

Spin doctor tells ex-comedian Grillo to smile

‘Ours is a peaceful, cultural revolution’

‘Ours is a peaceful, cultural revolution’

VIDEO: Italian MP makes circumcision gaffe

VIDEO: Italian MP makes circumcision gaffe

‘Renzi’s success could spell the end for Grillo’

‘Renzi’s success could spell the end for Grillo’

Beppe Grillo faces jail over train protest

Beppe Grillo faces jail over train protest

Grillo declares ‘war’ as Berlusconi backs Renzi

Grillo declares ‘war’ as Berlusconi backs Renzi

The MP fighting to stop violence against women

The MP fighting to stop violence against women

Top Italian MP threatened with bullet and acid

Top Italian MP threatened with bullet and acid

Five Star bloggers ‘potential rapists’: MP

Five Star bloggers ‘potential rapists’: MP

Italian anti-establishment leader ‘not anti-European’

Italian anti-establishment leader ‘not anti-European’

Italian MP ‘doubts’ Osama Bin Laden’s death

Italian MP ‘doubts’ Osama Bin Laden’s death

MPs stage kissing protest for gay rights

MPs stage kissing protest for gay rights

M5S politicians banned for parliament roof stunt

M5S politicians banned for parliament roof stunt

‘9/11 was an inside job’: Italian MP

‘9/11 was an inside job’: Italian MP

Italian MPs mock MS sufferer

Italian MPs mock MS sufferer

Parachuting into politics

Parachuting into politics

Five Star Movement bounces back in Sicily

Five Star Movement bounces back in Sicily

Italian senator ousted after criticizing Grillo

Italian senator ousted after criticizing Grillo

‘Beppe Grillo is the problem with the party’

‘Beppe Grillo is the problem with the party’