LONDON, Feb 25 (Reuters) - European shares lost their
earlier gains on Monday after a projection by Italian TV showed
the centre-right party, led by former leader Silvio Berlusconi,
leading in elections for the Senate vote.
The pan-European FTSEurofirst 300 index, which had
been up by around 0.5 percent before the RAI TV projection was
published, trimmed those gains to leave the index up by 0.1
percent at 1,166.34 points by 1533 GMT.
Italy's benchmark FTSE MIB equity index also pared
its earlier gains after RAI published its projection on how the
Senate votes were proceeding.