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Market talk of a low turnout in the North of Italy at their general election which is seen as negative for Berlusconi - unconfirmed

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Of note, FT reported that turnout after the first day of voting was about 55.2 per cent, down 7.3 percentage points on the last election, in 2008, with the key regions of Lombardy and Campania recording some of the biggest falls. (http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/7624c0c4-7ea5-11e2-9080-00144feabdc0.html#axzz2LuBBTi5j)

Print 11:01, 25 Feb 2013 - Economic commentary - Source: RANsquawk