Political resignations

An opposition demonstrator attends a rally in front of the Georgian Parliament building in Tbilisi, Georgia, Monday, June 24, 2019. Demonstrators have returned to parliament for daily rallies, demanding the release of detained protesters, the ouster of the nation's interior minister and changes in the electoral law to have legislators chosen fully proportionally rather than the current mix of party-list and single-mandate representatives. (AP Photo/Shakh Aivazov)
June 24, 2019 - 5:14 pm
TBILISI, Georgia (AP) — The leader of Georgia's ruling party said Monday that the ex-Soviet nation will hold the next parliamentary election based entirely on a proportionate system, fulfilling a key demand of anti-government protesters. The statement from Bidzina Ivanishvili, the founder of the...
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Acting Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan speaks about the situation in the Persian Gulf region during as he waits for the arrival of Portuguese Minister of National Defense Joao Cravinho, at the Pentagon, Friday, June 14, 2019. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
June 18, 2019 - 11:42 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan's decision to step down (all times local): 8 p.m. Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan is citing a "painful" family situation as he steps down from the position before his formal nomination has even been sent to the...
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A group of more than a dozen Honduran migrants ride a raft across the Suchiate river after between Tecun Uman, Guatemala, top, and Ciudad Hidalgo, Mexico, Friday, June 14, 2019. Raftsmen and riverfront business operators said the flow of migrants through the crossing has slowed since the announcement a few days ago that Mexico's new National Guard would be deploying to the border. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)
June 14, 2019 - 10:28 pm
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's immigration chief resigned Friday and the country's prisons director was swiftly nominated to replace him, as the country embarks on a crackdown on irregular migration through its territory in response to U.S. pressure. The National Immigration Institute said in a brief...
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People hold a placard reading - 'Brno - We have had enough', during a demonstration in Brno, Czech Republic, Tuesday, June 11, 2019. Thousands of Czechs are rallying as protests demanding the resignation of Prime Minister Andrej Babis and his justice minister are intensifying across the country. The protesters gathered in hundreds places Tuesday, a week after tens of thousands rallied in Prague. A major protest is scheduled for a Prague park on June 23 if their demands aren't met. Babis repeatedly said he wouldn’t resign. (Vaclav Salek/CTK via AP)
June 11, 2019 - 2:50 pm
PRAGUE (AP) — Thousands of Czechs have rallied to demand the resignation of Prime Minister Andrej Babis and his new justice minister as protests are intensifying across the country. The protesters gathered in several hundred towns Tuesday, a week after tens of thousands rallied in Prague. They are...
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A detained demonstrator shouts from a police bus during an anti-government protest during the presidential elections in Nur-Sultan, the capital city of Kazakhstan, Sunday, June 9, 2019. Voters in Kazakhstan are choosing a successor to the president who had led the Central Asian country since independence from the Soviet Union, with a longtime loyalist expected to win easily. (AP Photo/Alexei Filippov)
June 09, 2019 - 5:43 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — Police detained hundreds of people in Kazakhstan amid unauthorized protests of a presidential election Sunday that opponents alleged was a fake exercise in democracy. Officers, some in riot gear with shields and helmets, broke up the demonstrations in the capital, Nur-Sultan, and in...
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Democratic presidential candidate and South Bend, Ind. Mayor Pete Buttigieg speaks during the 2019 California Democratic Party State Organizing Convention in San Francisco, Saturday, June 1, 2019. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
June 03, 2019 - 8:40 pm
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg (BOO'-tuh-juhj) says he would not have pressured Democrat Al Franken to resign from the Senate at the time some of his 2020 rivals did. Buttigieg was asked about Franken at an MSNBC town hall Monday. Several of his Democratic...
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Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam, center, attends a vigil held to honor the lives lost in a mass shooting Saturday, June 1, 2019 in Virginia Beach, Va. DeWayne Craddock, a longtime city employee, opened fire at the municipal building Friday before police shot and killed him, authorities said. (Kristen Zeis/The Virginian-Pilot via AP)
June 03, 2019 - 1:31 pm
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam wasted little time getting to Virginia Beach after a gunman killed a dozen people in a city office building, the first major test of his leadership since a blackface scandal almost forced him from office four months ago. The governor, who is...
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A woman who did not wish to be identified writes a note on the back of a cross for Michelle Langer, a victim of a mass shooting at a municipal building in Virginia Beach, Va., at a nearby makeshift memorial, Sunday, June 2, 2019. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
June 02, 2019 - 8:03 pm
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — The gunman who attacked his colleagues at a Virginia Beach government office building resigned by email hours before the shooting, a city official said Sunday as authorities sought a motive in the assault that killed 12 people. Officials gave no indication why 40-year-old...
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Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot holds a press conference at City Hall to address the federal indictment filed against Chicago Alderman Ed Burke and demand he resign immediately, Friday, May 31, 2019, in Chicago. (Ashlee Rezin/Chicago Sun-Times via AP)
May 31, 2019 - 2:19 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — The new mayor of Chicago who has promised to rid City Hall of corruption said Friday that her office would be sending a letter to a longtime alderman asking him to step down amid federal charges. Mayor Lori Lightfoot's comments followed her request Thursday for Alderman Edward M...
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CORRECTS PHOTOGRAPHER TO ARIEL SCHALIT FROM SEBASTIAN SCHEINER - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu shows a map from US President Donald Trump during statements to the press in Jerusalem, Thursday, May 30, 2019. President Donald Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner met with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday to push the Trump administration's long-awaited plan for Mideast peace, just as Israel was thrust into the political tumult of an unprecedented second election in the same year. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)
May 30, 2019 - 3:26 pm
JERUSALEM (AP) — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's complicated relationship with an angry former protege has sent Israeli politics into uncharted waters. By triggering an early election, Avigdor Lieberman has raised questions about the political future of the long-ruling prime minister who is...
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