Transport and Infrastructure Minister resigns


Italy’s Transport and Infrastructure Minister, Maurizio Lupi, has resigned his portfolio over a graft probe. Although the Minister is not under investigation himself, senior people in his Ministry are involved in the corruption which is believed to involve public contracts worth billions of Euros.

The ANSA news agency reports the Minister as saying “I leave the government with my head held high, looking at you in the eye.”

Prime Minister Matteo Renzi will take over the portfolio until a new Minister is appointed early next week.

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