Italy's general election left the country with a hung parliament in which no single party or coalition commands an overall majority, leaving few options to form a government.
The prospect of a grand coalition between Silvio Berlusconi's Forza Italia (Go Italy) party and the ruling centre-left Democratic Party (PD), envisaged before the vote, is no longer feasible after the two underperformed on election night.
The results leave the populist Five Star Movement (M5S) and the far-right League party in the driving seat as the country looks to cobble together a government with a working majority.
Here are three possible scenarios.
Read more about the three possile scenarios What's next for Italy? The post-election scenarios - TheLocal