Thomson ReutersFebruary 21, 2013 07:45
* Problems of struggling Mezzogiorno spread north
* Thousands laid off as recession deepens
* Election leaves main problems unaddressed
By James Mackenzie and Giancarlo Navach
ACERRA/BRESCIA, Italy, Feb 21 (Reuters) - Italy is nearing election day but you would have a hard time noticing it in Acerra, a scruffy industrial town just outside Naples, best known for housing one of the largest rubbish incinerators in Europe.