Govt puts first 25 ‘blue cars’ on eBay for auction

IMG class=hide alt=”Govt puts first 25 ‘blue cars’ on eBay for auction” src=”” (ANSA) – Rome, March 26 – The Italian government said Wednesday that it put the first 25 so-called ‘blue cars’, its chauffeured-driven limousines, up for auction on eBay with plans to sell 151 by mid-April. PThe interior ministry announced the sale on a webpage dedicated to the ‘blue car auction’ adding that eBay will provide “a mode that uses transparency and publicity” for selling the cars./PPIn early March, Premier Matteo Renzi announced the plan to cut the fleet of siren-blaring ‘blue cars’ which regularly irk motorists and pedestrians as they halt traffic around Italy./PPThe sleek cars have become an embodiment of what voters see as the undeserved privileges of government officials and public-sector managers./PPSuccessive governments have vowed to shrink the fleets but the first real drive began in late 2012 amid widespread voter disenchantment that produced an unexpectedly big anti-establishment vote in the February 2013 general election./P
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