Italian minister resists pressure to quit over corruption inquiry

March 18, 2015 6:44 PM

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ROME (Reuters) - Italy's transport and infrastructure minister on Wednesday resisted calls to resign over a corruption inquiry into public works contracts supervised by his ministry that is creating a growing embarrassment for Prime Minister Matteo Renzi.

Police arrested four suspects this week in an investigation involving 51 people on charges of the sort of graft that Italy has long failed to prevent afflicting its stagnant economy.

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