Watchdog OKs Foa as RAI president

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Journalist, 55, takes over at State broadcaster, reports Ansa.

 

The parliamentary oversight committee for RAI on Wednesday approved journalist Marcello Foa as new president of the State broadcaster.  Foa, 55, was approved with 27 ayes, three nays, one blank ballot and one spoiled ballot.

The three-third majority required was this reached. He had been approved by the RAI board last Friday.

Earlier Foa said he had never intended to "offend or disrespect" President Sergio Mattarella when he tweeted "disgust" after the head of State rejected anti-euro economist Paolo Savona as economy minister.

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