Political resignations

Protesters with banners calling on Justice Minister Zbigniew Ziobro to quit over allegations that his deputy encouraged an online hate campaign against defiant judges in Warsaw, Poland, Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2019. The deputy, Lukasz Piebiak, has resigned over the allegations but said they were libel that he will take to court. The banner reads "Ziobro Must Go". (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)
August 21, 2019 - 7:09 am
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's judges urged lawmakers Wednesday to investigate an online hate campaign against some of them that was apparently encouraged by a deputy justice minister who has resigned over the allegations. The judges of the independent Iustitia association also demanded that...
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FILE - In this July 18, 2019 file photo Philadelphia Police Commissioner Richard Ross speaks during a news conference in Philadelphia. The mayor of Philadelphia says on Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2019, that Ross is resigning over new allegations of sexual harassment and racial and gender discrimination against others in the department. Mayor Jim Kenney says that Richard Ross has been a terrific asset to the police department and the city as a whole and that he's disappointed to lose him. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
August 20, 2019 - 8:08 pm
Philadelphia's police commissioner resigned Tuesday amid allegations that members of his department engaged in sexual harassment and racial and gender discrimination against two women serving in the ranks. Mayor Jim Kenney said in a news release he was disappointed to lose Commissioner Richard Ross...
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Italian Premier Giuseppe Conte, center, is congratulated at the end of his address to the Senate, in Rome, Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2019. Italian Premier Giuseppe Conte has told senators he’s handing in his resignation because his right-wing coalition partner has yanked its support for the populist government. (Ettore Ferrari/ANSA via AP)
August 20, 2019 - 7:12 pm
ROME (AP) — Italian Premier Giuseppe Conte resigned Tuesday amid the collapse of the 14-month-old populist government, raising the possibility of new elections in the fall that could bring to power the anti-migrant interior minister who engineered Conte's downfall. Addressing the Senate, Conte...
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August 15, 2019 - 9:34 am
BERLIN (AP) — A center-left minister in German Chancellor Angela Merkel's government says she will resign if her PhD is revoked over plagiarism allegations. Franziska Giffey, a former mayor of one of Berlin's toughest districts, was considered a rising star in German politics and her Social...
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Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau addresses supporters during a Liberal Party fundraiser in Surrey, British Columbia, Sunday, Aug. 4, 2019. (Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press via AP)
August 14, 2019 - 3:52 pm
TORONTO (AP) — Canada's ethics commissioner said Wednesday that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau improperly pressured a former attorney general to halt the criminal prosecution of a company, a development that could imperil his re-election chances. The report comes just before the official start of...
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Italian Interior Minister and Deputy-Premier Matteo Salvini is applauded by The League party's lawmakers as he addresses the Senate in Rome, Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2019. Italy’s political leaders scrambled to line up allies and form alliances Tuesday as the country’s right-wing interior minister pressed his demands for an early election in the hope of snagging the premiership as a platform for his anti-migrant, euroskeptic agenda. Senators hastily summoned back from a vacation break convened for a vote on scheduling their consideration of a no-confidence motion lodged by Matteo Salvini’s League party against Premier Giuseppe Conte’s 14-month-old populist government. (AP Photo/Alberto Pellaschiar)
August 13, 2019 - 1:56 pm
ROME (AP) — Italy's political leaders scrambled to line up allies and form alliances Tuesday as the country's right-wing interior minister pressed his demands for an early election in hopes of snagging the premiership as a platform for his anti-migrant, euroskeptic agenda. Senators were hastily...
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A demonstrator holds up a sign with a message that reads in Spanish: "We demand transparency" outside the government mansion La Fortaleza, where a small group of protesters gathered, in San Juan Puerto Rico, Friday, Aug. 9, 2019. The protests that led to the resignation of Gov. Ricardo Rossello on Aug. 2 and continued on a smaller scale until the Supreme Court removed his chosen successor are dissipating. (AP Photo/Dennis M. Rivera Pichardo)
August 09, 2019 - 7:12 pm
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico's streets have remained so quiet since Gov. Wanda Vázquez took over as governor following weeks of turmoil that one can again hear the island's famous coquí frog singing at night. The protests that led to the resignation of Gov. Ricardo Rosselló just a week...
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August 08, 2019 - 6:43 pm
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A day after Puerto Rico got its third governor in less than a week following angry street protests, top officials from new leader Wanda Vázquez's own party talked openly Thursday about their desire to see a fourth take over the position. Senate President Thomas Rivera...
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Justice Secretary Wanda Vazquez is sworn in as governor of Puerto Rico by Supreme Court Justice Maite Oronoz, in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2019. Vazquez took the oath of office early Wednesday evening at the Puerto Rican Supreme Court, which earlier in the day ruled that Pedro Pierluisi's swearing in last week was unconstitutional. Vazquez was joined by her daughter Beatriz Diaz Vazquez and her husband Judge Jorge Diaz. (AP Photo/Dennis M. Rivera Pichardo)
August 07, 2019 - 9:41 pm
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Justice Secretary Wanda Vázquez became Puerto Rico's new governor Wednesday, just the second woman to hold the office, after weeks of political turmoil and hours after the island's Supreme Court declared Pedro Pierluisi's swearing-in a week ago unconstitutional...
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Pedro Pierluisi, sworn in as Puerto Rico's governor, speaks during a press conference, in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Friday, Aug. 2, 2019. Departing Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rossello resigned as promised on Friday and swore in Pierluisi, a veteran politician as his replacement, a move certain to throw the U.S. territory into a period of political chaos that will be fought out in court. Pierluisi is flanked by lawmakers Jorge Navarro, left and Jose Aponte. (AP Photo/Dennis M. Rivera Pichardo)
August 02, 2019 - 9:25 pm
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rosselló resigned Friday as promised, clearing the way for veteran politician Pedro Pierluisi to be sworn in as his replacement, a move that threw the U.S. territory into a period of fresh political uncertainty. Rosselló had promised to step...
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