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2006-04-10 22:00:15

By Crispian Balmer ROME (Reuters) - Center-left leader Romano Prodi claimed a knife-edge victory in Italy's general election on Tuesday, but Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi's allies disputed the result and demanded a thorough review of the count. Twelve hours after polling stations closed, Prodi declared that his coalition had secured a majority in both houses of parliament and promised to unify Italy after a highly divisive, acrimonious election campaign. "We have won," Prodi told...

2006-04-10 21:06:43

By Crispian Balmer ROME (Reuters) - Center-left leader Romano Prodi claimed a knife-edge victory in Italy's general election on Tuesday, but Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi's allies disputed the result and demanded a "scrupulous" check of the count. Twelve hours after polling stations closed, Prodi declared that his broad coalition had secured a majority in both houses of parliament and promised to unify Italy after a divisive, acrimonious election campaign. "We have won," Prodi...

2006-04-10 20:29:27

ROME (Reuters) - Center-left leader Romano Prodi's alliance has won control of Italy's lower house of parliament in general elections, provisional final official data showed on Tuesday. Prodi's multi-party coalition won 49.8 percent of the votes for the lower house compared to 49.7 percent for Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi's Center-right bloc, the Interior Ministry said releasing the provisional data. Under Italy's new electoral rules, Prodi's coalition will take 340 seats in the...

2006-04-10 20:00:22

ROME (Reuters) - Romano Prodi said early on Tuesday that his center-left alliance had defeated Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi in Italy's general election. "We have won," Prodi told flag-waving supporters in a packed Rome square. Piero Fassino, leader of the Democrats of the Left party, said: "The data show that the center-left has won the election."

2006-04-10 19:05:07

By Crispian Balmer ROME (Reuters) - Italy's election was too close to call on Tuesday, with Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi and his rival Romano Prodi neck-and-neck in a race that has split the nation and raised the specter of chronic political instability. More than 10 hours after voting stations closed, Italy's two main political blocks both claimed to be ahead in the race for the upper house (Senate), while Prodi's center-left alliance was slightly ahead in the lower house...

2006-04-10 16:18:12

By Crispian Balmer ROME (Reuters) - Italy's election was too close to call on Monday, with Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi and his rival Romano Prodi neck-and-neck in a race that has split the nation and raised the specter of chronic political instability. Eight hours after voting stations closed, one pollster said partial results indicated Berlusconi would win by a fraction in both houses of parliament, while another forecast the narrowest of victories for Prodi and his center-left...

2006-04-10 10:41:32

By Crispian Balmer ROME (Reuters) - Center-left leader Romano Prodi looked on course to beat Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi in Italy's general election, exit polls showed on Monday, as voters punished the government for failing to revive the economy. Prodi's alliance was set to win between 50 and 54 percent of the vote in both the lower and upper houses of parliament, giving it a working majority in the two chambers, a poll by the Nexus research institute said. Berlusconi's...

2006-04-10 08:34:31

By Crispian Balmer ROME (Reuters) - Center-left leader Romano Prodi looks set to beat Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi in Italy's general election, winning a majority in both houses of parliament, according to exit polls released on Monday. A poll by the Nexus research institute predicted that Prodi's alliance would win between 50 and 54 percent of the vote in both the lower and upper houses of parliament. Berlusconi's center-right bloc was shown winning 45 to 49 percent of the vote...

2006-04-09 17:16:05

By Nelson Graves ROME (Reuters) - Italians finish voting on Monday in a bitter election that could end Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi's contentious five-year rule and return the center left to power. A second day of voting runs from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. (0500-1300 GMT) and exit polls will quickly tell whether opposition leader Romani Prodi takes office at the head of a wide coalition ranging from Roman Catholic centrists to communists. Opinion polls gave Prodi, a former prime...

2006-04-09 12:08:56

ROME (Reuters) - Contestants in the Italian version of reality TV show Big Brother were briefly allowed out of their house on Sunday to let them vote in the general election. After 80 days of seclusion, the Big Brother inmates were driven to their home towns around Italy accompanied by bodyguards to ensure they had as little contact as possible with the outside world, news agency ANSA reported. They were returned to the "house," in the confines of Rome's Cinecitta movie studios,...


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