Polls reopen in Italy's general elections
Conservative leader Silvio Berlusconi is expected to win a third premiership by defeating new centre-left flagbearer Walter Veltroni.world Updated: Apr 14, 2008 10:49 IST
Polls reopened on Monday in Italy's general elections with conservative leader Silvio Berlusconi expected to win a third premiership by defeating new centre-left flagbearer Walter Veltroni.
Polling stations opened at 7:00 am (0500 GMT), with voting to continue until 3:00 pm (1300 GMT) on the second and final day of polling.
The first day on Sunday saw turnout down by four percent from two years ago, when Berlusconi's nemesis, centre-left leader Romano Prodi, defeated him by a handful of votes.