Italy's Parliament Holds First Session

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Nichi Vendola, leader of SEL, places the ballot during the first... News PhotoGovernment,Italy,Leadership,Meeting,New,Parliament Building,Politics,Rome - Italy,Vertical,Voting BallotPhotographer Collection: Getty Images News 2013 Getty ImagesROME, ITALY - MARCH 15: Nichi Vendola, leader of SEL, places the ballot during the first meeting of the new Italian parliament on March 15, 2013 in Rome, Italy. The new Italian parliament, which opens the 17th Legislature, has the task of electing the President of the House of Parliament and of the Senate, before giving way to a new government. Pier Luigi Bersani, leader of the Democratic Party, asked his senators and representatives to vote blank votes with the intent to continue to work on an agreement with the Five Stars Movement (M5S) who instead said that it will vote only for its candidates for the presidency of House of Parliament and the Senate. (Photo by Giorgio Cosulich/Getty Images)