Monti satisfied despite failing to make breakthrough
Outgoing premier's reform ticket scrapes into Senate25 February, 23:07
His ticket, which is backed by centrist parties, looked set to scrape into the Senate with around 9% of the vote, according to partial results.
It looked on course to do a little better in the House, winning just over 10% of the votes.
"Some people hypothesized a result that was slightly better, but I am very satisfied," said former Eurepean commissioner, who stressed that his Civic Choice movement was established less than two months ago.
Monti took the helm of an emergency government of unelected technocrats when Silvio Berlusconi was forced to resign as premier in November 2011 with Italy's debt crisis threatening to spiral out of control.
His technocrat government's austerity policies helped steer Italy out of the financial crisis but they also deepened the recession.
During the election campaign, Berlusconi frequently accused Monti of being too compliant in agreeing to implement austerity measures expounded by German Chancellor Angela Merkel.