Italy’s populist 5-Stars hold last rally in Rome

Italy’s populist 5-Stars have staged their final campaign rally in Rome’s Piazza del Popolo — the People’s Square.
Making only his second campaign appearance Friday night was comic Beppe Grillo, a 5-Star-Movement founder. The 5-Stars hope to capture their first premiership in Sunday’s general election. Opinion polls indicate they’re the most popular party of Italian voters but might fall short of a majority. A good third of those polled are undecided or might not vote.
The publication of opinion polls is banned two weeks before the vote. But the 5-Star candidate for premier, Luigi Di Maio, told the rally he has seen one recent, unpublished poll and “we’re one step away from victory.”
By law, campaigning is banned on the day before the vote, so parties were holding final rallies throughout Italy on Friday.