Italy's left coalition claims victory in lower house

A coalition of left-wing parties has won the lower house in the Italian election, but failed to win the Senate.

The comedian Beppe Grillo leads the largest single party in both houses.

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Comedian splits Italy vote

Italy appeared to be heading towards another political deadlock after a centre-left coalition narrowly won the lower house but failed to win the Senate. But a protest movement led by comedian Beppe Grillo won 25%