16 Jan 2023

German defense minister resigns after blunders

Germany’s Defense Minister Christine Lambrecht has resigned after a series of mistakes and PR disasters. Her resignation comes during a time of increasing pressure on Berlin to allow the delivery of German-built battle tanks to Ukraine. Lambrecht was mocked after her announcement that Germany would support Ukraine by sending them

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21 Jul 2022

Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi resigns as coalition collapses

Italy is the European Union’s third-largest economy and is now in political turmoil as Prime Minister Mario Draghi re-submitted his resignation to President Sergio Mattarella on Thursday. Three parties in the coalition government, the 5-star movement, Forza Italia, and League all boycotted a confidence vote on Wednesday night. Mattarella accepted

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15 Jul 2022

Italy’s President Mattarella rejects Prime Minister Draghi’s resignation

Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi announced Thursday that he would resign after the largest party in the country’s coalition government withdrew its support in a confidence vote. The measures Draghi was voting on was a package designed to help Italy’s cost-of-living crisis. It passed 172 to 39, however, the loss

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11 Jul 2022

Sri Lanka President Gotabaya Rajapaksa confirms resignation, PM’s office says

The Sri Lankan prime minister’s office has confirmed that Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa will resign. Protests over Sri Lanka’s financial crisis have worsened, with tens of thousands of protestors storming the residences of both Sri Lankan President and prime minister. The parliament Speaker has said Rajapaksa will resign on

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09 May 2022

Sri Lanka’s prime minister resigns amid protests over economic crisis

After weeks of protests against the government, Sri Lankan Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa has resigned. Rajapaksa resigned on Monday and the country has been in a state of civil unrest since March.  The protests at times had become violent as the public spoke out against the economic crisis ongoing in

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06 May 2022

Sri Lanka shuts down in general strike amid calls for government to resign

Millions of public and private sector workers took part in a nationwide strike to protest the Sri Lankan government’s handling of the financial crisis. Offices, factories and public transport were left empty as the strike was called for by trade unions and civil organizations. There are widespread calls for President

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13 Apr 2022

Ivory Coast prime minister resigns

Patrick Achi, the Ivorian Prime Minister, has resigned along with his government. President Alassane Ouattara accepted the resignation during a cabinet meeting on Wednesday in Abidjan, the Ivorian commercial capital.  Achi was the third Ivorian Prime Minister in three years. He was appointed interim prime minister on March 8, 2021,

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17 Sep 2021

Dutch Foreign Minister Sigrid Kaag resigns over Afghanistan crisis

After a majority of the Dutch parliament said Dutch Foreign Minister Sigrid Kaag mishandled the Afghanistan evacuation crisis, Kaag announced her resignation on Thursday. Many vulnerable people were left behind in the chaotic evacuation effort in Afghanistan after tens of thousands foreigners and Afghans who were associated with international organizations

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13 Jan 2021

Estonian opposition asked to step in after PM quits over scandal

Prime Minister Juri Ratas resigned after an inquiry into a property development, leading the president of Estonia to ask the leader of the opposition centre-right Reform Party to step in. On Wednesday, Kaja Kallas was asked to form the next government, but will need support from parliament for the nomination.

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15 Jan 2020

Russian government resigns as Vladimir Putin plans future

Hours after Russian President Vladimir Putin proposed constitutional changes that could prolong his stay in power, Russia’s government has resigned. The proposals made by President Putin would transfer power from the presidency to the parliament. Although Putin is due to step down in 2024 when he closes out his fourth

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