Italy Minister May Quit on Friday Over Graft Scandal: Sources

Two parliamentary sources said, A senior Italian minister may quit as early as Friday over a corruption inquiry that is embarrassing Prime Minister Matteo Renzi's government. Transport and Infrastructure Minister Maurizio Lupi has faced mounting pressure to resign after police arrested four people in a sweeping investigation over corruption in public works contracts, the sort of graft that has long affected Italy's chronically stagnant economy. Renzi has faced widespread criticism for not doing more during his year in office to tackle rampant corruption which deters foreign investment in Italy. On Friday Lupi, whose New Center Right party governs in coalition with Renzi, will address parliament to explain his position.



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