Conte dismisses probed undersecretary Siri

May 8, 2019 6:54 pm

“There will be a decree for Armando Siri’s dismissal,” Premier said during a meeting with a group of young Russia Jews at Rome’s Great Synagogue

Prime ministerĀ Giuseppe Conte has decided to sack Transport Undersecretary Armando Siri, who is under investigation in a corruption probe.

Deputy Premier and Interior Minister Matteo Salvini has strenuously defended Siri, a member of his League party who denies any wrongdoing.

But the anti-graft 5-Star Movement (M5S) of fellow Deputy Premier Luigi Di Maio had been pressing hard for Siri to go.

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