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MILAN, ITALY - MARCH 04:  A ballot paper with the symbol of the Lega Nord Party is displayed during the counting of ballot papers during the 2018 general election on March 4, 2018 in Milan, Italy. The economy and immigration are key factors in the 2018 Italian General Election after parliament was dissolved in December 2017.  Campaigning on the right are Silvio Berlusconi of Forza Italia teaming up with Matteo Salvini of the Eurosceptic Lega. While on the centre-left is Mario Renzi, leader of the Democratic Party.  Challenging both camps is the leader of the Five Star Movement, Luigi Di Maio.  (Photo by Pier Marco Tacca/Getty Images)
MILAN, ITALY - MARCH 04:  A ballot paper with the symbol of the Lega Nord Party is displayed during the counting of ballot papers during the 2018 general election on March 4, 2018 in Milan, Italy. The economy and immigration are key factors in the 2018 Italian General Election after parliament was dissolved in December 2017.  Campaigning on the right are Silvio Berlusconi of Forza Italia teaming up with Matteo Salvini of the Eurosceptic Lega. While on the centre-left is Mario Renzi, leader of the Democratic Party.  Challenging both camps is the leader of the Five Star Movement, Luigi Di Maio.  (Photo by Pier Marco Tacca/Getty Images)

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Italians voted in a parliamentary election on Sunday amidst tensions over immigration and Italy's relationship to the EU. Here are three reasons why the election result matters.

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Italians voted in a parliamentary election on Sunday amidst tensions over immigration and Italy's relationship to the EU. Here are three reasons why the election result matters.