Belfast Telegraph

Wednesday 4 March 2015

Italy to go to polls in general election

Italians go to the polls later today in a general election which could see former premier Silvio Berlusconi return to power.

The race is between the 71-year-old and ex-Rome mayor 52-year-old Walter Veltroni.

The vote coincides with mounting concerns over the country's economy and a rubbish collection crisis which has left tons of trash piling up in the streets of Naples.

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