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Photo Gallery: Italy Votes
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Photo Gallery: Italy Votes

Berlusconi ahead in Senate Exit Polls Show Italy May Face Political Gridlock

After voting booths closed in Italy on Monday, initial polls showed that Pier Luigi Bersani's center left had established a strong lead in the lower house. But Silvio Berlusconi had a narrow lead in the Senate, which could lead to political gridlock and unsettle markets.
cro -- with wire reports