Opposition Leader Claims Victory in Italian Elections

Italy's opposition leader Romano Prodi. Credit: Max Rossi/Reuters. i

Italy's opposition leader Romano Prodi holds a news conference at his coalition headquarters in downtown Rome on Friday. Max Rossi/Reuters hide caption

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Italy's opposition leader Romano Prodi. Credit: Max Rossi/Reuters.

Italy's opposition leader Romano Prodi holds a news conference at his coalition headquarters in downtown Rome on Friday.

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Challenger Romano Prodi claims victory in Italy's general election. By a razor-thin margin, his coalition appears to have won a majority in the lower house of parliament. Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi is disputing the results and demanding a review of the count.

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