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The rise of the movement led by Beppe Grillo was at the beginning extremely
slow, as it happened for the Lega Nord of Bossi. Albeit the deep articulation of
their political programme, two were the main issues that brought the two new political
movement to the electoral success: the crisis of the traditional parties and the strong
repulsion of the electorate against the so-called «casta», the political class as a whole.
In the early years, MoVimento 5 Stelle (Five Stars Movement) was chosen by two main
types of electors: those coming from a previous closeness with the left wing, deluded
by the traditional parties belonging to that area, and those who were previously not
interested in politics, now eager to participate in the policy-making. After the electoral
boom of the last two years, the actual composition of the M5S has reached a larger
variety of electorate: together with the old types, in the recent days many citizens coming
from the right wing have in fact chosen the movement. In order to let the M5S last
for a longer time, its leaders must quickly learn a new capacity to talk to the different
souls, to avoid a fast conclusion of their political adventure.