Angry and disillusioned, Italians are voting today in a general election, with the center-left...

|By:, SA News Editor

Angry and disillusioned, Italians are voting today in a general election, with the center-left Democrats leading in the polls. The rise of the anti-establishment Five Star Movement and Mario Monti's position in last place means that the biggest fears for markets are a weak government, and, as economist Raj Badiani says, a "significant no-confidence vote on the current austerity plan and the need to reform further."