The final vote to decide whether Expo 2015 will be held in Milan or in Izmir in Turkey will be held in Paris on 31 March.

In a recent press conference the mayor of Milan, Letizia Morati, announced that she thought the city had a majority of votes among European, north and central and Latin American delegates. The deciding votes therefore will come from African. Asia and Middle East countries, where support is more likely to go to Turkey.

At present Italian diplomats, along with Milan city delegates, are in key cities in east Africa to raise support for a pro-Milan vote. Turkey