Northern League founder to run for party secretary
Umberto Bossi resigned last year amid graft scandal04 November, 19:59
He would replace outgoing secretary Roberto Maroni, who is currently the governor of the northern Italian region of Lombardy.
''I'm glad he's running'', Maroni commented. ''Anyone can participate. No games this time - the secretary is getting elected by the rank and file''.
Bossi spearheaded the Northern League until a corruption scandal over the alleged funneling of millions of euros of public funding into private accounts forced him to resign last year. Photo: Umberto Bossi, left, and Roberto Maroni.