Reports: Italy likely to hold national elections on 4 March

Italian media reported said the country’s president will mostly likely dissolve parliament at the end of this month.

FILE: Center-right coalition Sebastiano "Nello" Musumeci gestures as he gives a press conference after the result of the regional election in Sicily as he led a neck-and-neck race with the populist and anti-establishment Five Star Movement (MS5) on 6 November 2017 in Catania. Picture: AFP.

ROME - Italy is likely to hold national elections on 4 March, Italian media reported on Wednesday.

Corriere della Sera, Repubblica and Il Messaggero dailies said the country’s president will most likely dissolve Parliament at the end of this month, opening the way for elections in early March.

They did not give any source for their reports.

The national election needs to be held by May at the latest.

While the centre-right is seen winning most seats at the election, opinion polls suggest it will not win an absolute majority, making a hung Parliament the most likely outcome.