UPDATE 1-Italy votes in local elections that may boost the centre-right
* Anti-establishment 5-Star still strong at national level (Adds start to voting, early turnout, government still working on banks decree)
MILAN, June 19 Paolo Fiorentino, a former top executive at UniCredit, has emerged as the front-runner to take the chief executive job at Genoa-based lender Carige, three sources close to the matter said on Monday.
The bank's appointments committee was due to meet on Monday to come up with a preferred candidate ahead of a board meeting on June 21, the sources said.
Carige declined to comment. Fiorentino, who left UniCredit last year, did not reply to a request for comment.
He was first indicated as Carige's likely next CEO by a report in Il Messaggero at the weekend.
Carige's former CEO Guido Bastianini is set to leave after the bank's board backed a no-confidence motion against him brought forward by top shareholder Vittorio Malacalza.
(Reporting by Gianluca Semeraro and Andrea Mandala)
FRANKFURT, June 25 The time may be nearing for the European Central Bank to start discussing the end of unprecedented stimulus as growth and inflation are both moving in the right direction, Bundesbank president Jens Weidmann told German newspaper Welt am Sonntag.