Sabato, 20 Ottobre 2018
MILAN

Formigoni administration in Lombardy close to collapse

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(ANSA) - Milan, October 11 - Governor Roberto Formigoni's
administration in Lombardy is close to collapse after a series
of corruption scandals, including accusations an executive
bought votes from the mafia in 2010 regional elections.
Formigoni, a member of ex-premier Silvio Berlusconi's
People of Freedom (PdL) party, is himself under investigation
for alleged corruption linked to health sector contracts, making
him one of 14 members of the regional executive or assembly to
be probed in various cases.
The local branch of populist Northern League, who are
allied with the PdL in Lombardy and other northern regions, have
said they have withdrawn their support for Formigoni's
administration.
The future of the regional administration is likely to be
settled when the governor has talks with PdL Secretary Angelino
Alfano and League chief Roberto Maroni later on Thursday.
"The League (members of the executive) yesterday gave their
resignations and I acknowledge that," Formigoni told Mediaset
television on Thursday.
"If the League confirm that they are out of the game, we'll
either have a complete revamp of the executive or we'll have
elections".
League members are among the Lombardy councillors under
investigation.

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