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Election: Centre right set to win say exit polls

Meloni's FdI set to be top party with 22-25% say exit polls

(ANSA) - ROME, SEP 26 - The centre-right coalition is set to win Sunday's general election in Italy, according to exit polls that give it a big lead over its rivals.
    The centre right is set to get 41-45% of the vote, according to a Consorzio Opinio Italia exit poll for Rai, with Giorgia Meloni's right-wing Brothers of Italy (FdI) the top party with 22-26%.
    If those forecasts are confirmed, Meloni looks likely to become Italy's first woman premier.
    The exit poll puts the centre-left coalition on 25.5-29.5%, with the 5-Star Movement (M5S) on 13.5%-17.5%.
    The Third Pole of Azione-Italia Viva was on 6.5-8.5% A Tecné exit poll for Mediaset put the centre right on 41.5%-45.5%, the centre left on 25-29%, the M5S on 14-18% and the Third Pole on 5-9%.
    It said FdI would be the top party with 22.5-26.5%, the centre-left PD second on 17-21%, Matteo Salvini's League on 8.5-12% and Silvio Berlusconi's Forza Italia on 5-9%.
    The centre right is set to control the Lower House in Italy's new parliament after Sunday's general election, according to the Consorzio Opinio Italia exit poll for Rai television with 227-257 seats.
    The centre left is set to get 78-98 seats, the 5-Star Movement 36-56 and the Third Pole of Azione-Italia Viva on 15-25.
    The centre-right coalition is set to control the Senate with 111-131 seats in the Upper House, according to an exit poll.
    The centre-left is set to have 33-53 Senators, the 5-Star Movement (M5S) 14-34 and the centrist Third Pole of Azione-Italia Viva 4-12 seats, The turnout for Italy's general election on Sunday was 64%, down by around 10 points on the 2018 election, according to non-definitive data released by the Interior Ministry. (ANSA).
   

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