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"I will not be taking part in the management board meeting tomorrow and I am waiting for the presidents of the chamber and the senate to answer my questions," Marco Stadineri, said on November 25. The RAI management board members are appointed by the presidents of the two chambers. Mr Staderin wants to see if his resignation would lead to the downfall of the management board.

Pier Ferdinando Casini, the president of the chamber of deputes, and Marcello Pera, president of the senate, have instructed their services to determine the legal implications of the situation and have refused to make any comments. Antonio Baldassare, the president of the management board, has decided to continue carrying out his duties.

The crisis within the RAI board was sparked of by a row over the appointments of officials in charge of non-documentaries and programmes, as the candidates proposed by the two members appointed by the opposition...

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