Political resignations

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)
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February 08, 2020 - 12:46 pm
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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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)
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February 06, 2020 - 7:24 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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This March 27, 2014 photo shows Rep. Rodney Garcia, R-Billings. Garcia 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" and called for him to resign immediately. Garcia has filed to run for a seat in the state Senate. (Casey Page/The Billings Gazette via AP)
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February 04, 2020 - 11:27 am
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A Montana lawmaker on Monday rejected legislative leaders' call for his resignation over his assertion that the U.S. Constitution allows socialists to be jailed or shot. Republican Rep. Rodney Garcia of Billings, responding to the letter by the three leaders of his own...
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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)
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January 30, 2020 - 9:11 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)
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January 28, 2020 - 12:43 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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FILE - In this Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2019 file photo, Slovenian Prime Minister Marjan Sarec speaks during a press conference after talks with his Serbian counterpart Ana Brnabic at the Serbia Palace in Belgrade, Serbia. Sarec has announced his resignation and has urged the country to hold an early general election. He is resigning due to the crumbling support for his minority government in the small European Union nation of 2 million. H (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic, File)
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January 27, 2020 - 7:14 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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FILE - In this May 17, 2017 photo, Brown County Supervisor Staush Gruszynski speaks at a Brown County Board of Supervisors meeting at City Hall in Green Bay, Wis. Now a Wisconsin state Rep., Grusznyski, in December, was removed from committee assignments and the Democratic caucus after an investigation determined he "verbally sexually harassed" a legislative employee at an offsite location after work hours. He has rejected calls to resign. (Adam Wesley/The Green Bay Press-Gazette via AP)
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January 23, 2020 - 3:20 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — State lawmakers across the U.S. have reached a troubling milestone for allegations of sexual misconduct, even as they have taken significant steps to try to prevent and investigate such behavior. Recent complaints filed against Michigan state Sen. Peter Lucido mean at...
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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)
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January 23, 2020 - 7:36 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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Lebanese Prime Minister Hassan Diab, speaks during a press conference after his government was announced, at the Presidential Palace in Baabda, east of Beirut, Lebanon, Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020. A new Cabinet was announced in crisis-hit Lebanon late Tuesday, breaking a months-long impasse amid ongoing mass protests against the country's ruling elite. (AP Photo/Bilal Hussein)
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January 21, 2020 - 9:50 pm
BEIRUT (AP) — A new Cabinet was announced in crisis-hit Lebanon late Tuesday, breaking a months-long impasse amid mass protests against the country's ruling elite and a crippling financial crisis, but demonstrations and violence continued. Hassan Diab, a 60-year-old former professor at the American...
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In this photo provided by the Ukrainian Presidential Press Office, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy, left, talks with Ukraine's Prime Minister Oleksiy Honcharuk in Kyiv, Ukraine, Friday, Jan.17, 2020. Honcharuk earlier submitted his resignation to parliament following a leaked audio recording which suggested he had criticised the president. (Ukrainian Presidential Press Office via AP)
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January 17, 2020 - 2:19 pm
KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy rejected his prime minister's offer to resign and asked him to stay on the job Friday after he was caught on tape saying Zelenskiy — a former sitcom star with no previous political experience — knows nothing about the economy. In a video...
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