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2006-04-09 01:27:34

ROME (Reuters) - Polls opened for the Italian general election at 8.00 a.m. (0600 GMT) on Sunday in which Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi could lose power to his centre-left rival Romano Prodi. Polls remain open until 10.00 p.m. and then open again on Monday from 7.00 a.m. to 3.00 p.m. Exit polls will be released minutes after that, with the official results likely to be clear in the late evening on Monday.

2006-04-09 01:51:34

By Phil Stewart ROME (Reuters) - Italians entered the polling booths at 8.00 a.m. (0600 GMT) on Sunday for a general election that could unseat Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi after five years of economic stagnation. Voters made a brisk start, lining up outside polling stations to be among the first to place their ballots in a two-day election which could see the return to power of Romano Prodi, leader of a wide centre-left coalition. Opinion polls have not been published in two...

2006-04-08 17:13:15

By Phil Stewart ROME (Reuters) - Italians go to the polls on Sunday in a general election that could unseat Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi after five years of economic stagnation. Opinion polls have not been published in two weeks, but the prime minister has trailed the opposition centre-left, headed by Romano Prodi, for the past two years. Berlusconi, the U.S. government's strongest ally in continental Europe and Italy's richest man, still hopes his promises of tax cuts will...

2006-04-08 13:17:55

(Please note: strong language) By Phil Stewart ROME (Reuters) - A campaign blackout fell over Italy on Saturday on the eve of general elections, silencing the candidates, and giving the nation a respite from the ugliest electoral battle in living memory. Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, who called leftist voters masochistic "assholes" in the last week of his campaign, stayed out of sight -- as did opposition leader Romano Prodi, favored by opinion polls to win the race. The...

2006-04-07 14:18:26

(Please note: strong language) By Crispian Balmer ROME (Reuters) - Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi and his center-left rival Romano Prodi held final, open-air rallies on Friday to bring the curtain down on the most acrimonious Italian general election campaign in living memory. After two months of grueling electioneering, dominated by anxiety over the economy, the two men traded their last insults and offered their final promises ahead of the April 9-10 ballot. Prodi closed his...

2006-04-07 10:01:37

By Silvia Aloisi ROME (Reuters) - Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi said on Friday he was exhausted and talked openly about possible defeat on the final day of a long, bitter campaign for the April 9-10 general election. For much of the campaign Berlusconi has dismissed suggestions he might lose to his rival Romano Prodi, despite the fact his coalition has consistently trailed in the polls because of voter dissatisfaction over the stagnant economy. But in the past two days he...

2006-04-07 09:54:54

By Silvia Aloisi ROME (Reuters) - Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi said on Friday he was exhausted and talked openly about possible defeat on the final day of a long, bitter campaign for the April 9-10 general election. For much of the campaign Berlusconi has dismissed suggestions he might lose to his rival Romano Prodi, despite the fact his coalition has consistently trailed in the polls because of voter dissatisfaction over the stagnant economy. But in the past two days he...

2006-04-07 07:50:31

By Silvia Aloisi ROME (Reuters) - Italian politicians on Friday campaigned for the last day before a parliamentary election on April 9-10 with Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, lagging in the polls, battling to stave off defeat. Berlusconi, who has appeared angry and defensive in recent days as the campaign grew more acrimonious, started the day with two radio interviews where he called on Italians to vote en masse because a low turnout could favor the opposition. "My first appeal...

2006-04-07 07:19:07

By Silvia Aloisi ROME (Reuters) - Italian politicians on Friday campaigned for the last day before a parliamentary election on April 9-10 with Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, lagging in the polls, battling to stave off defeat. Berlusconi, who has appeared angry and defensive in recent days as the campaign grew more acrimonious, started the day with two radio interviews where he called on Italians to vote en masse because a low turnout could favor the opposition. "My first appeal...

2006-04-07 04:01:26

By Gavin Jones ROME (Reuters) - Italian politicians began a last day of campaigning on Friday before the April 9-10 general election, with Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, lagging in the polls for more than two years, battling to stave off defeat. Berlusconi, who has appeared angry and defensive in recent days as the campaign grew ever more acrimonious, started the day with two radio interviews where he called on Italians to vote en masse because a lower turnout could favor the...


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