Italy's inconclusive election has rattled markets and raised the fear that Europe's crisis over too much government debt could flare again after several months of calm.
Here's a look at the key facts of Italy's economy now and when Mario Monti, the outgoing Prime Minister, came to power in November 2011.
|Italy's Economy - Key facts|
|Gross Domestic Product||?1.55 trillion||?1.55 trillion*|
|Government Deficit||3.9 percent||1.8 percent**|
|Debt to GDP ratio||119 percent||127 percent**|
|Unemployment||9.5 percent||11.2 percent|
|Stock prices (closing FTSE MIB index)||15,664||15,552|
|10-year bond interest rate||7.09||4.83|