Campania regional assembly speaker arrested

Romano suspended of attempted corruption

(ANSA) - Caserta, May 20 - Paolo Romano, the speaker of the Campania regional assembly, was put under house arrest on Tuesday on suspicions of attempted corruption.
    Romano, who is a candidate in Sunday's European Elections for the New Centre Right (NCD) party - a junior partner in Premier Matteo Renzi's coalition government - is suspected of trying to exert undue pressure in appointments with the Caserta health authority.
    Parties from various parts of Italy's political spectrum have been hit by a long string of corruption scandals in recent years, contributing to growing skepticism about the ruling class and the rise of anti-establishment 5-Star Movement (M5S), which is second in the polls ahead of Sunday's vote.
   

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