Luigi Di Maio

Luigi Di Maio, born 6 July 1986, served as Vice President of the Chamber of Deputies in the XVII Italian legislature. He is the leader of the Five Star Movement and is running as prime minister for the Movimento.

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An update by Luigi Di Maio on the ongoing negotiation with the Lega to finalise the contract for the government. The final version will then be accepted or rejected by citizens in an online consultation hosted at https://rousseau.movimento5stelle.it/ the "operating system" of the MoVimento.
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Luigi Di Maio writes to the director of one of the most important Italian newspapers to clarify the position of the movimento on rumors about old-style alliances between the Five Star Movement and the traditional, old style parties.
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After the general elections of March 4, 2018 an ill-conceived electoral law does not indicate a clear winner. The three key actors are the Five Star Movement, the political movement which received the majority of the votes; the Lega-led coalition of right-wing parties (which includes Berlusconi) and the Democratic party. An agreement must be found among any two of the three parties in order for any government to be formed. The alternative is to return to elections. To facilitate the creation of a government, the leader of the Five Star Movement commissions a scientific study on differences and convergences among the programs and a first draft of agreement to be considered by the other two parties. The objective is to formally agree by writing on how to work together on the resolution of the more pressing issues for the country. The study and the agreement are translated below. This approach is a "first time" in the democratic history of Italy.
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The MoVimento Cinque Stelle is often accused of "lack of competence", "lack of professionalism" and approximation. Luigi Di Maio, premier candidate of the MoVimento for the 2018-2023 term, proposes a science-informed policy approach by commissioning prof. Giacinto Della Cananea a scientific, comparative study of all the programs of the political forces to verify the feasibility of a German-like contract-based pact with other political forces to governing Italy.