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Little chance of a conclusive outcome in Italy polls

People prepare an electoral poster at a polling station in downtown Rome, on March 3, 2018. PHOTO: AFP

Italians are choosing a new Parliament today in a general election almost certain to produce an inconclusive result.

The only unknowns are just how severe would be the electoral drubbing about to be inflicted on the country's established political elite, and whether a right-wing populist movement could end up ruling one of Europe's biggest nations.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on March 04, 2018, with the headline 'Little chance of a conclusive outcome in today's polls'. Subscribe