genoa - Beppe Grillo's Euroceptic Five Star Movement (Movimento5Stelle) has suffered considerable losses on Sunday during local elections in Italy. This is evidenced by exit polls of Italian media.
In some of the Italian cities and municipalities the people went to the polls. In cities like Parma, Verona, Palermo, L'Aquila, Catanzaro, Lecce and Genoa (Grillo's home), five-star movement candidates finished third or fourth place.
The results of the local elections are seen as indications for the parliamentary elections in 2018. In the previous parliamentary elections, the political party reached more than 100 seats.