Premier accepts agriculture minister's resignation
Letta names self interim27 January, 12:47
(ANSA) - Rome, January 27 - Italian Premier Enrico Letta accepted the resignation of Agriculture Minister Nunzia De Girolamo on Monday, naming himself interim.
The embattled cabinet member from the center right has accused the left-right government of not defending her amid allegations that she improperly interfered in appointments in a southern region.
A statement from the premier's office said he was holding a meeting with agriculture undersecretaries later in the day.