March 5, 2018 / 2:53 AM / 9 months ago

All groups short of majority in Italy's lower house - seat projection

People wait in a line to vote at a polling station in Rome, Italy March 4, 2018. REUTERS/Yara Nardi

ROME (Reuters) - Italy’s anti-establishment 5-Star Movement was set to get the most seats of any party in the lower house of parliament, but fall short of a majority, after a national election on Sunday, according to a vote projection released by RAI state TV.

According to the projection, which was based on votes counted as of 0230 GMT on Monday, the movement founded as a protest party in 2009 could expect to get 216-236 seats in the 630-seat lower house.

A centre-right coalition was tipped to get 248-268 seats, including 122-132 seats for the far-right League and 94-104 seats for Forza Italia (Go Italy!) of former prime minister Silvio Berlusconi.

In third place behind 5-Star and the centre-right bloc was a centre-left coalition dominated by the ruling Democratic Party (PD), on track to take 107-127 seats.

Reporting by Isla Binnie; Editing by Crispian Balmer

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