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Low voter turnout for first day of Italian city elections

Capital's polls down 20 points to 37% eligible casting ballots

Low voter turnout for first day of Italian city elections

Rome, May 27 - Overall voter turnout for municipal elections throughout Italy closed on the first day 15 points lower than the previous elections in 2008, officials said on Monday. A national survey said that 44.66% of registered voters showed up to the polls on Sunday compared to 60% on the first day of voting in 2008. In Italy's capital, 37.69% of those eligible showed up to the polls, almost 20 points lower than previously when 57.20% turned out to vote. So far, seven million voters have turned out in 564 municipalities to elect their mayors and city councillors. The polls remain open Monday until 3 pm.

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