Five Star Movement’s Andrea Mura rejects criticism that sailing distracted him from job

An Italian sailing champion turned MP – who justified frequent parliamentary absences by saying he could do politics from his boat – announced his resignation on Saturday, blaming a “media lynching”.

In his resignation letter, Andrea Mura said he had always taken his parliamentary mandate “with the greatest seriousness” but that he had been unfairly rounded on by the media with “ignominious and groundless accusations” which his Five Star Movement (M5S) had not given him the opportunity to explain.

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