16:06 26 February 2013
There appears to be no clear winner of the election which recently took place in Italy, as two political parties are reportedly neck and neck after the polls were closed, and a third party came in close behind. There are rumours that this may mean there could be a further vote cast.
The centre-left party, belonging to Pier Luigi Bersani, appears to have narrowly beaten Silvio Berlusconi’s centre-right group. With the polls being closed on Monday night, as of time of press, the votes are yet to be confirmed.
Comedian Beppe Grillo, who leads the Five Star Movement (initially known as Movement of National Liberation), ended with 25per cent of the votes according to reports.
As The Independent point out in one report, at one point Mr Bersani took to the social network site Twitter to comment on the situation. He said in a post: "The centre-left has won the lower house and is ahead in the Senate. We will manage the responsibility given to us by the 2013 election in the interests of Italy.”
It is understood that the centre-left party would need to secure 315 seats in the upper chamber in order to pass regulations.
As a result of the election, Italy could possibly face many weeks not knowing the political outcome. It is thought by some that this may not be a reassuring result when it comes to the country’s investors.
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