Filling a customer’s plastic bag with glistening white strips of fresh calamari, Enrico Ursini has no doubt who he will vote for in Italy’s general election on Sunday.
“I’m with Di Maio all the way,” the fishmonger says, referring to Luigi Di Maio, the 31-year-old leader of the anti-establishment Five Star Movement.
“They’re the new generation. If they win, we’ll send Luigi a nice big box of seafood as a present.”
Mr Ursini runs a stall selling fish, prawns and clams in an open-air market in Pomigliano d’Arco, the town near Naples where Mr Di Maio was born and raised.
Surrounded by abandoned factories and scrappy farmland and overlooked by the snow-capped crater of Mt Vesuvius, it is a stronghold…
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