An unidentified lawmaker casts her ballot during the first parliament session to elect the Lower Chamber president, in Rome, Friday, March 15, 2013. Italy's newly elected Parliament was heading toward political gridlock as it meets for the first time after inconclusive elections gave no party a clear victory. Investors will keep a close eye on the inaugural session Friday when both chambers will vote for leaders. Only then can Italy's president open talks on forming a government, expected next week. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)

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An unidentified lawmaker casts her ballot during the first parliament session to elect the Lower Chamber president, in Rome, Friday, March 15, 2013. Italy's newly elected Parliament was heading toward political gridlock as it meets for the first time after inconclusive elections gave no party a clear victory. Investors will keep a close eye on the inaugural session Friday when both chambers will vote for leaders. Only then can Italy's president open talks on forming a government, expected next week. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
An unidentified lawmaker casts her ballot during the first parliament session to elect the Lower Chamber president, in Rome, Friday, March 15, 2013. Italy's newly elected Parliament was heading toward political gridlock as it meets for the first time after inconclusive elections gave no party a clear victory. Investors will keep a close eye on the inaugural session Friday when both chambers will vote for leaders. Only then can Italy's president open talks on forming a government, expected next week. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
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