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Italian General Election

Rome, Italy
04 March 2018

Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni’s Cabinet has agreed that the Italian general election will be held March 4, 2018.

The 2018 Italian general election will take place on March 4 2018, with voters being called to elect the 630 members of the Chamber of Deputies and the 315 elective members of the Senate.

Italy’s political landscape ahead of the March election is highly fragmented, though current front-runners touted by opinion polls are the anti-establishment 5 Star Movement, polling at around 29 percent, and current premier Gentiloni’s Democratic Party coming in close second.

Supporters say the new rules bring a mix of proportional representation and first-past-the-post voting to the electorate and aim to make Italy more governable by encouraging coalition-building, especially among smaller parties.

But electoral experts believe that if opinion polls are accurate, the system won’t be able to produce a clear-cut winner, meaning that old-style political bargaining will be needed to try to avoid a probable political impasse immediately after the election, which will likely be held in March.

Operation:

EUROVISION Special Events will offer the following facilities onsite from the following locations:

1) Polling Station central Rome (Inside courtyard school)

2) EBU Rome Rooftop (Rome view)

3) Rome, Ministry of Interior: inside the result room

4) Rome, Montecitorio: in front of Italian Parliament

5) EBU Rome multicamera studio

 

Facilities:

  • HD/SD Standup position for Live programme inserts
  • HD/SD Playout
  • Connectivity to the Eurovision Global Network

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