Political resignations

British lawmaker Sajid Javid Chancellor of the Exchequer walks along Downing Street in London, Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson shook up his government on Thursday, firing and appointing ministers to key Cabinet posts. Johnson was aiming to tighten his grip on government after winning a big parliamentary majority in December's election. That victory allowed Johnson to take Britain out of the European Union in January. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
February 13, 2020 - 8:54 am
LONDON (AP) — U.K. Treasury chief Sajid Javid unexpectedly resigned on Thursday after resisting a reduction in his power, as Prime Minister Boris Johnson sought to tighten his grip on the government with a Cabinet shake-up. Javid had been widely expected to keep his job — the second most powerful...
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Iowa Democratic Party chairman Troy Price speaks to members of the media during a news conference, Monday, Feb. 10, 2020, in Des Moines, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
February 12, 2020 - 6:02 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The chairman of the Iowa Democratic Party announced his resignation Wednesday after a disastrous caucus process beset by technical glitches led to a dayslong delay in reporting the results, inconsistencies in the numbers and no clear winner. The embarrassing episode also...
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French Ice Skating Federation (FFSG) president Didier Gailhaguet speaks to the media during a press conference in Paris, Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2020. Gailhaguet faces media questioning after refusing to resign, despite being asked to by Sports Minister Roxana Maracineanu after figure skater Sarah Abitbol and another skaters accused their former coach Gilles Beyer of rape when they were teenagers. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)
February 08, 2020 - 11:46 am
PARIS (AP) — After the long-serving head of France's skating federation resigned Saturday, amid suspicions that he covered up for a coach accused of rape and sexual abuse by former figure skaters, one of the coach's accusers spoke of her relief. Ten-time French champion Sarah Abitbol said she was...
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Thuringian state governor Thomas Kemmerich of the Free Democrats party briefs the media during a news conference in Erfurt, Germany, Thursday, Feb. 6, 2019. (Martin Schutt/dpa via AP)
February 08, 2020 - 10:48 am
BERLIN (AP) — A German state governor installed with the help of a far-right party said Saturday he is resigning with immediate effect, three days after his election shook the country's politics and stoked new tensions in Chancellor Angela Merkel's government. Thomas Kemmerich's announcement came...
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FILE - In this file photo dated File photo dated 1Oct. 4, 2019, Scotland's Finance Secretary Derek Mackay. It is announced that Mackay has resigned with immediate effect, Thursday Feb. 6, 2020, after allegations emerged that he befriended a teenager on social media and sent hundreds of messages to the 16-year-old boy. (Jane Barlow/PA FILE via AP)
February 06, 2020 - 6:24 am
LONDON (AP) — Scotland’s finance minister resigned Thursday, hours before he was due to deliver his annual budget, after he reportedly sent hundreds of messages to a 16-year-old boy on social media. Derek Mackay said he had “behaved foolishly and I am truly sorry." “I apologize unreservedly to the...
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FILE - This March 27, 2014 file photo shows Rep. Rodney Garcia, R-Billings. Garcia who on Monday, Feb. 3, 2020, rejected legislative leaders' call for his resignation over his assertion that the U.S. Constitution allows socialists to be jailed or shot. House leaders called the remarks he made Friday "inflammatory" and "deeply disturbing." House Speaker Greg Hertz conceded Wednesday that the Legislature will likely do nothing to sanction Garcia. It's not practical to call Montana's part-time lawmakers into a special session to sanction Garcia, given the estimated minimum cost of $50,000, Hertz said. (Casey Page, The Billings Gazette via AP,File)
February 05, 2020 - 3:29 pm
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The speaker of the Montana House conceded Wednesday that the Legislature will likely do nothing to sanction a Republican state representative after the lawmaker refused calls to resign over his assertion that the U.S. Constitution allows socialists to be jailed or shot...
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Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, left, arrives on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Jan. 30, 2020, during the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump on charges of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
January 30, 2020 - 8:11 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Key Republican senators who could tip President Donald Trump's impeachment trial toward summoning more witnesses played an over-sized role in the final hours of debate Thursday night with pointed questions ahead of crucial votes. A vote on witnesses, expected Friday, could lead to...
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Puerto Rican singer Ricky Martin, who will perform in concert starting next Feb. 7 at the Puerto Rico Coliseum Jose Miguel Agrelot, poses for a portrait in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Monday, Jan. 27, 2020. “I’m going to use my music to carry the message of all those who aren’t being heard,” Martin told The Associated Press on Monday while preparing for a concert on his native island. (AP Photo/Carlos Giusti)
January 27, 2020 - 10:02 pm
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Ricky Martin’s wide smile began to fade as the Puerto Rican superstar talked about his next album. It’s influenced by the U.S. territory’s political turmoil as people struggle to recover from Hurricane Maria and a recent 6.4 magnitude earthquake that killed one person...
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January 27, 2020 - 5:03 am
LJUBLJANA, Slovenia (AP) — Slovenia's prime minister announced his resignation on Monday and urged the country to hold an early general election. Prime Minister Marjan Sarec said he's resigning because of the crumbling support for his minority government in the small European Union nation of 2...
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Volodymyr Zelenskiy, President of Ukraine, speaks during a plenary session during the 50th annual meeting of the World Economic Forum, WEF, in Davos, Switzerland, Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020. (Gian Ehrenzeller/Keystone via AP)
January 23, 2020 - 6:36 am
DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — The Latest on the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland (all times local): 1:25 p.m. Turkey's foreign minister has reiterated a proposal to establish a NATO-lead committee to review possible threats to the alliance from Turkey's purchase of a Russian-made missile...
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