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Grillo to attend consultations after election surge

M5S success highlights 'generational clash'

Grillo to attend consultations after election surge

Genoa, February 26 - Genoa comic and leader of the anti-establishment Five Star Movement (M5S) Beppe Grillo said Tuesday he would attend scheduled political consultations with President Giorgio Napolitano for the formation of a new government after his party made huge gains in recent general elections. Asked what he would say to the head of state, the gadfly comedian said he would have to see, adding ''these are people who are part of history''. Grillo also denied that he was now waiting for everything to fall apart as a result of the elections, which made M5S the single largest party in Italy and denied Pier Luigi Bersani's centre-left coalition - seen as the frontrunner in pre-election polls - a working majority in both houses of parliament. ''No, it has already fallen apart,'' he said. He said M5S's success highlighted a "generational clash" between an old political establishment and his much younger candidates.

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