Rome: A politician running for the regional presidency of the Italian island of Sicily has promised to swear off sex and dedicate himself to work if elected.
"If I were to become Sicily`s president, I would say farewell to sex to consider myself married to my region and its inhabitants," said Rosario Crocetta, the candidate for the Democratic Party.
"Leading public affairs is like entering a convent, and I have also become too old for such joyrides," he said.
Crocetta said his "anti-model" is former Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi, whose sexual scandals weakened his rule.
"I`m definitely not going to end up like Silvio Berlusconi, who consumed himself in both his political incapacity and love for women, despite also being older than me," Crocetta said.