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Apathy and anger in Sicily regional elections

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Apathy and anger in Sicily regional elections

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Sicily’s regional elections show voter apathy.

Turnout on Sunday was just 47.4 percent, down from 66.7 in 2008.

With a quarter of the votes counted, there’s bad news for former prime minister Silvio Berlusconi, whose centre-right candidate Nello Musumeci is trailing.

However, there is increased support for the populist 5 Star Movement launched by comic Beppe Grillo, with more angry voters turning to the party. 5-Star candidate Giancarlo Cancelleri is on 16.6 percent so far.