Italy Elections 2013: Live Updates On Italian Vote (LIVEBLOG)

02/25/2013 10:52 am ET | Updated Feb 25, 2013

It's a tight race to the finish today -- some polls show Pier Luigi Bersani's Center-Left party with a strong lead over former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi's Center-Right party. But protest votes may throw a wrench in the works, and conflicting reports also show Berlusconi's party taking the lead in the Senate race.

And that's all without taking about the incumbent Premier, Mario Monti, or the comedian-turned-potential PM, Beppe Grillo.

Check back here for the latest updates on projections, results and fallout from Italy's high-stakes election.