Letta’s Minister of Equal Opportunities, former Olympic champion Josefa Idem, has announced that she will not resign despite accusations that she avoided paying the infamous Italian real estate tax on a gym she owns.
The announcement was given yesterday during a press conference organized on purpose by Mrs Idem.
Mrs Idem explained that she, like everyone else in Italy, has her accounts and taxes managed by a professional accountant. She is ready to pay any penalty anyhow.
Indeed in Italy it is very difficult for a politician to resign, no matter how big the scandal he or she was involved in.