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Projections suggest mediocre result for Berlusconi

 Italian Premier Silvio Berlusconi casts his ballot in Milan, Italy, Sunday, May 15, 2011. Italians are voting in mayoral races, an election that Prem...

Italy Elections

Italian Premier Silvio Berlusconi casts his ballot in Milan, Italy, Sunday, May 15, 2011. Italians are voting in mayoral races, an election that Prem...

Projections based on very early results suggest Premier Silvio Berlusconi's candidate for mayor in Milan is locked neck-and-neck with her opponent.
The Milan race was among the most significant in two days of local voting seen as a test of popularity for the scandal-hit Italian leader.
The projections released Monday by state TV RAI were based on only 5 percent of the sample and had a margin of error of plus or minus four percentage points.
Berlusconi's candidate was at 44 percent and her rival at 45 percent.
If confirmed, the result would force a run-off in two weeks. It would be seen as a blow to Berlusconi, whose power base is in Milan and whose coalition has run the city for several terms. Berlusconi campaigned relentlessly ahead of the vote.


Updated : 2020-12-05 11:24 GMT+08:00