Viva Italia! Viva ItalExit! Patriotic Parties Surge in Italy, as Fascist Left Faces Defeat – Exit Polls

The Five-Star Movement has come out clearly as the top individual party in Italy’s election on Sunday, while the anti-immigration Lega has also outperformed expectations, the first exit polls suggest.
The RAI exit poll predicted 30.5 percent for the Eurosceptic, anti-corruption Five Star Movement, and pegged Lega on a par with its coalition partner, the Silvio Berlusconi-led Forza Italia, at 14.5 percent. The ruling socialist Democratic Party was predicted to gain 22 percent of the vote.
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No confidence vote: A victory for Zuma, but a defeat for the ANC

Jacob Zuma is a natural born political survivor. Yesterday the president overcame an eighth no confidence vote, despite the mountain of evidence of corrupt conduct that has emerged in recent months. But it may prove to be a Pyrrhic victory – for him and most certainly for his party, the African National Congress (ANC). “Hollow” […]
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