Italian MP proposes marriage during parliament debate on post-earthquake reconstruction

Italian MP proposes marriage during parliament debate on post-earthquake reconstruction
By Luca SantocchiaChris Harris
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Romantic hotspots of Italy: Florence, Venice and... the parliament?

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If someone asked you the most romantic spot in Italy, you might say Venice, Florence or Rome.

What you probably wouldn't say is the Italian parliament.

Yet on Thursday — during a romance-killing debate on post-earthquake reconstruction — an MP made a marriage proposal.

"Will you marry me?" asked Flavio Di Muro, producing a ring and looking at his partner, Elisa De Leo in the public gallery.

You can watch footage of the proposal in the video, above.

MPs gave the parliamentarian — from Matteo Salvini's far-right League party — a round of applause.

But Robert Fico, president of the parliament, was less impressed.

"I understand everything, however, I don't think it's appropriate to use an intervention for this," he said.

It is unclear at this stage whether Elisa accepted the proposal.

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