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Italy Voters Stay Home as Turnout on Pace for Post-WWII Low

Italian voter turnout fell in the first day of parliamentary elections, setting a pace for a post-World War II low, as rain and snow slowed the trek to ballot boxes.

Turnout fell to 55 percent of voters as of 10 p.m. yesterday in Rome from 63 percent at a comparable point during elections in 2008, according to the Interior Ministry. The four-way race for the premiership ends today at 3 p.m.