March 4, 2018 / 11:38 PM / 15 days ago

5-star deputy calls Italy election result a "triumph"

ROME, March 5 (Reuters) - A prominent deputy from Italy’s 5-Star Movement said early projections of the results of a national election suggested a “triumph” for the anti-establishment party.

If the numbers are confirmed, “this is a real moment of glory,” Alessandro Di Battista said after a projection suggested the group had 33 percent of the vote in the upper house Senate, making it the largest single party by a wide margin.

“Everyone will have to come and talk to us,” he added, referring to negotiations to form a government which will follow the vote, which has almost certainly given no party or coalition an outright majority. (Reporting by Isla Binnie, editing by Gavin Jones)

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