Parliamentary elections took place in Italy on February 24 and 25, 2013. The left-wing Partito Democratico won a majority in the Chamber of Deputies were all 630 seats were contested. Former prime minister Silvio Berlusconi’s Il Popolo della Libertà and its right-wing allies won a plurality of the 315 elective Senate seats. Incumbent premier Mario Monti failed to win reelection on behalf of a coalition of centrist parties.