Italy election: Parties use refugee crisis for gains

The failure to distribute migrants and refugees across the EU has led to their consolidation in one of the poorest parts of Italy and right-wing parties are attempting to benefit from the economic and social strain.

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    Italy goes to the polls on Sunday in a fiercely contested general election that's being closely watched across Europe.

    Migration, the economy and corruption have split the political field with no clear outcome in sight.

    In the first of three reports, Al Jazeera's Laurence Lee travels to Sicily, where right-wing parties are trying to capitalise on the refugee crisis.


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