Berlusconi's four-party coalition was expected to win 33-36 percent of the ballots, followed by the anti-establishment Five Star Movement with 29-32 percent, according to exit polls conducted by RAI state television.
Meanwhile, the center-left Democratic Party led by outgoing Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni has likely gained 20-24 percent of the votes.
Despite being in lead, former Prime Minister Berlusconi's is seen falling short of a majority.
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