75 Per Cent of First-Time Young Italian Voters Marked Their Ballots For Populist Parties


New statistics from the recent Italian election show 75 per cent of the youngest first-time voters — born in 1999 — voted for anti-establishment parties.

The data, which was compiled by Italian polling firm SWG, shows that the vast majority of young first time voters reject the political establishment, Italian poll-tracking website Termometro Politico reports.

The populist 5 Star Movement (M5S), which has promised to implement a universal basic income and be tough on mass migration, received the most votes with close to half, or 43 per cent. Second was the right-wing populist La Lega which garnered 19 per cent of the support of the first-time voters.

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