2018 Italian general election facts for kids
The populist Five Star Movement won the most votes. Three months after the election, the Five Star Movement formed a coalition with the right-wing Lega Nord. Independent Giuseppe Conte became Prime Minister of Italy on 1 June 2018.
- Democratic Party (PD): led by Matteo Renzi. The PD is socially liberal and supports social democracy.
- Five Star Movement (M5S): led by Luigi Di Maio. The M5S is populist, anti-establishment, environmentalist and eurosceptic.
- Forza Italia (FI): led by Silvio Berlusconi. This party is liberal conservative and Christian democratic.
- Democrats and Progressives (MDP): led by Roberto Speranza. The MDP is progressive and left-wing.
- Popular Alternative (AP): led by Beatrice Lorenzin. The AP is centrist, liberal conservative and Christian democratic.
- Lega Nord (LN): led by Matteo Salvini. The LN is regionalist, populist, eurosceptic and anti-immigration.
Images for kids
Matteo Renzi announces his resignation after the 2016 constitutional referendum result
Berlusconi in Trento during the electoral campaign, 2018
Salvini speaks at the final rally of his electoral campaign in Milan
Electoral package sent to an Italian voter in South America
Giuseppe Conte at the Quirinal Palace
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