Outgoing Prime Minister Mario Monti holds his election ballot before casting his vote at the polling station in Milan

 
Outgoing Prime Minister Mario Monti holds his election ballot before casting his vote at the polling station in Milan
Outgoing Prime Minister Mario Monti holds his election ballot before casting his vote at the polling station in Milan, February 24, 2013. Italians began voting on Sunday in one of the most closely watched elections in years, with markets nervous about whether it can produce a strong government to pull Italy out of recession and help resolve the euro zone debt crisis. REUTERS/Stefano Rellandini