Shot Across The Brussels Bow—-Populists To Form Government In Italy

First came Brexit, then Donald Trump, and now the rebellion by angry voters has landed its biggest blow on continental Europe.

Efforts to form a broad coalition to dilute the power of the anti-establishment Five Star Movement floundered this week and the party’s 31-year-old leader Luigi Di Maio spent Thursday morning drawing up plans for a governing alliance with fellow college dropout Matteo Salvini, 45, of the anti-immigrant League.