"The most likely outcome is that no coherent parliamentary majority will exist after March 4", Paolo Chiocchetti, fellow of the Robert Schuman Institute of European Affairs at the University of Luxembourg.
"This election campaign has been pretty squalid, including from the Democratic Party (PD), who I voted for", 24-year-old barber Mirko Canali told AFP after casting his vote in Rome.
Five Star's leader Luigi Di Maio broke with tradition by announcing a full list of ministerial nominees ahead of the vote, including many academics with no political experience.
The voting ends late afternoon and the final result was expected to come out late Sunday night.
The pro-EU Democratic Party led by former Prime Minister Matteo Renzi is polling third.
Still, pollsters predict that former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, who is can not hold public office until next year because of tax fraud, and his far-right allies will get the largest bloc in Parliament.
"It is unlikely that any of the three main contenders will be able to obtain a majority, but there is only one that can, and it's the right", said Professor Roberto D'Alimonte, director of the political science department of Rome's Luiss University.
He can't hold office for another year due to a tax fraud conviction, but remains president of the Forza Italia party, which is one of several center-right parties most likely to form a coalition government in the election.
The 5-Star Movement had 28 percent, while the center-left coalition had 27 percent, including 23 percent for the Democratic Party.
Heavily indebted Italy is the third-largest economy in the 19-member euro zone and, though investors have been sanguine ahead of the ballot, prolonged political stalemate could reawaken the threat of market instability.
Final pre-election polls showed Berlusconi's coalition in the lead with 37 percent, including 17 percent for Forza Italia and 13 percent for the League Party.
Berlusconi, 81, can not run for office because of a tax fraud conviction, but he has tapped the European parliament president, Antonio Tajani, considered a pro-European moderate, as his pick if the centre-right is asked to form a government.
Berlusconi has called the presence of illegal migrants a "social time-bomb" and pledges mass deportations.
Italy's election "epitomises everything, it is pure populism", Bannon said in an interview with the New York Times last week.
Mr Tajani's moderate profile is aimed at allaying fears in Europe about his populist allies, notably the League, whose leader Matteo Salvini has promised to deport the 600,000 boat migrants who have arrived in Italy over the past four years.
Populist parties have been on the rise across Europe since the 2008 financial crisis, but mainstream parties in Italy have found it especially hard to contain voter anger, with the economy still some 6% smaller than a decade ago and unemployment stuck at around 11%.
They've capitalized on a wave of anti-immigrant sentiment roiling the country in a campaign marked by neo-fascist rhetoric and racist violence, culminating in a far-right extremist wounding six African men in a shooting spree last month.
Some polling stations remained closed in Palermo two hours into election day because the wrong ballots were delivered and 200,000 new ones had to be reprinted overnight.
Baldwin was brought on for the persona during the 2016 presidential campaign and has continued to mock the sitting president. Baldwin, a Democratic activist, received an Emmy award for his running parody a year ago on Saturday Night Live , or SNL .
We also go over the $10 million gift from Kevin Durant to his hometown to help kids from under-privileged areas go to college. The Warriors also met with kids in the National Museum of African American History and Culture instead of meeting with Trump.
Among other things, he developed the first test for anabolic steroids as chairman of the Sports Council from 1971 to 1974. Bannister was unhappy and pondered giving up running but set a new goal for himself instead: the sub-four minute mile.
The European indoor champion equalled his lifetime best of 2.33m in Trinec last month to finish second behind Lysenko. She said: 'I thought if I could scrape a medal that would be great but to get a silver medal is better still .
Maplin, which was founded in 1972, will continue to trade during the administration process, the company's CEO Graham Harris said. Toys R Us UK and Maplin both went into administration this morning, putting thousands of jobs at risk.
In December a year ago , Walt Disney agreed to buy the bulk of 21st Century Fox's business, including its 39% Sky stake. Disney also sees the benefits of owning Sky , with CEO Bob Iger describing it previous year as "a real crown jewel ".
Like Sanders did last month, Kelly on Friday blamed a little-known White House office composed of career staffers. On Friday, Kelly doubled down on claims he did not know the extreme extent of the allegations.
This was the first game the Caps have played in the state of Maryland since closing the Capital Centre (Landover) in 1997. What might be an issue is goalie Frederik Andersen, pulled for Curtis McElhinney after allowing five goals on 25 shots.
A first defeat in five games , and just a second in nine, leaves Newcastle 16th in the table and two points above the dropzone. The second half proved more of the same until Sadio Mané doubled the lead in the 55th minute, effectively ending the match.
NZ win toss, bowl against England
Southee was outstanding, top and tail of the innings. "We've had two pretty close games and it's been a great series so far". But Moeen was soon capturing wickets - including left-handers Mark Chapman and Tom Latham with successive deliveries.
Southampton vs. Stoke City: Opposition threat
Meanwhile, Charlie Austin remains out on the sidelines. "It's a huge opportunity for Stoke to jump out of the bottom three". Mary's Stadium , Southampton will play four straight away games and do not have another home game until April 14.
Is Ronda Rousey the WWE's Next Brock Lesnar?
WWE has been building their unique mixed tag team tournament in recent weeks as it continues to air exclusively on Facebook Watch. The segment ended with Rousey signing her WWE contract, tossing the clipboard onto a dazed Triple H rolling around on the canvas.
The Miami Dolphins trade for Rams defensive end Robert Quinn
The Rams will reportedly receive a mid-round pick from the Dolphins , who have one selection in the third and two in the fourth. The move eliminates a need for defensive end help unless of course the Dolphins decide to release one of their current DE's.
Deadly explosion near Australian embassy in Kabul
No group is yet to lay claim on the attack on Kabul , a city under heavy attacks from both the Taliban and the Islamic State. At the blast site in the Qabil Bay neighborhood, blood pooled on the pavement amid rubble in front of a destroyed building.
SBI, PNB hike interest rates; home, auto loans to be costlier
For senior citizens, the rate on deposits for two years or more has been increased to 7 per cent from 6.5 per cent earlier. The banks have no option but to raise lending rates to insulate their profitability against the provisioning of bad loans.
Why Kalaa's teaser release postponed?
The teaser will now release on March 2nd and Santosh Narayanan is composing the tunes and the background score. And the upcoming gangster drama will mark the first collaboration of Dhanush with his superstar father-in-law.
Doe-eyed superhero picked for Tokyo 2020 mascot
Almost 600 cheering schoolchildren attended a ceremony in Tokyo's Shinagawa ward on Wednesday to hear the results of that vote. The other is a cherry blossom-inspired superhero, a report in The Guardian said on Wednesday.
Israel arrests family of detained Palestinian teen
Among the detainees was 15-year-old Muhammad Tamimi , who is scheduled to have reconstructive surgery on his skull on March 5th. An army spokeswoman told The Times of Israel that "the 15-year-old was checked by an IDF medic and was found fit for custody".
Duminy and Klaasen do it for South Africa
Arguably, Chahal bowls a more consistent line than Kuldeep Yadav and this explains latter's omission from the first two games . However, Farhaan Behardien's 16 (10) helped skipper Duminy continue his attack, clinching the match with two sixes at the end.