Rome councillors quit to force out embattled mayor

Rome's mayor Ignazio Marino speaks during a news conference in Rome on October 30, 2015More than half of Rome’s elected councillors resigned en masse on Friday to oust scandal-tainted mayor Ignazio Marino, after he backtracked on a pledge to quit amid an expenses row. The embattled Marino announced earlier this month he was to step down, only to withdraw his resignation on Thursday — despite his own party calling on him to go. Milan Prefect Francesco Paolo Tronca was handed the temporary post later on Friday.

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