Italy's Renzi seeks replacement for minister caught in scandal

March 20, 2015 2:26 PM

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Italy's Renzi seeks replacement for minister caught in scandal

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi said on Friday he would replace within a few days a top minister who is quitting after being embroiled in a corruption scandal.

Transport Minister Maurizio Lupi is stepping down over a graft inquiry involving public works contracts worth billions of euros. Renzi, who has pledged to crack down on chronic corruption, welcomed Lupi's resignation.

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