5-Star movement members Beppe Grillo (L), Luigi Di Maio (C) and Alessandro Di Battista attend a demonstration against a new electoral law in downtown Rome, Italy October 25, 2017. (REUTERS/Tony Gentile/File Photo/File Photo)
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Italy's anti-establishment 5-Star Movement wants international observers to monitor next year's national election campaign to help ward off "fake news", party leader Luigi Di Maio said Sunday.Di Maio, who was elected 5-Star leader in September, said his party was often misrepresented by the traditional media and said the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) should oversee the forthcoming election.Last week unofficial Facebook accounts that back 5-Star published a photograph purportedly showing a close ally of PD leader Matteo Renzi attending the funeral of Mafia boss Salvatore Riina.Latest polls show 5-Star has built a stable lead over other parties, with support of around 28 percent against 24 percent for the PD and 15 percent for Forza Italia.
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