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Italy votes: Exit polls showing no clear winners

Early exit poll results from Italy's election suggest there are no clear winners, with a potential split of power in the lower and upper houses of parliament.

Earlier projections suggested Pier Luigi Bersani's centre-left bloc had a narrow lead in the lower house while Silvio Berlusconi's centre-right was ahead in the powerful Senate.

A protest movement led by comedian Beppe Grillo surged into third place.

The BBC's Katya Adler said the latest exit polls showed only one point of difference between the centre-right and centre-left in both houses of parliament.

  • 25 Feb 2013
  • From the section Europe
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