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Italy politician quits after sex scandal

Italy politician quits after sex scandal

A prominent opposition politician embroiled in a scandal over his alleged encounter with a transsexual prostitute has resigned his high-profile job as head of the region that includes Rome.
The office for Piero Marrazzo said Tuesday that he had resigned as governor of the Lazio region.
After the story broke out late last week, Marrazzo handed over office responsibilities to his deputy over the weekend.
The scandal was the latest blow to the already weak Democratic Party, the main opposition force to Premier Silvio Berlusconi's conservatives.
Media reports say there is video evidence of Marrazzo's encounter with the transsexual prostitute in July. Four policemen have been arrested for allegedly attempting to blackmail Marrazzo.


Updated : 2021-03-01 12:53 GMT+08:00