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    Italy Faces Hung Parliament After Elections

    They came, they saw, they voted. Yesterday’s elections saw big gains from populist and euroskeptic parties, making a majority in Italy’s Parliament unlikely. Partial results show the anti-establishment 5-Star Movement winning the biggest share with 32 percent of the vote, while the ruling Democratic Party is projected to take just 19 percent and former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi’s Forza Italia will win 14 percent. The anti-immigrant League party, projected to win 18 percent, has suggested a potential euroskeptic alliance with 5-Star in the weeks of negotiations ahead.

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