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9 May
Colombo has seen clashes between government supporters and protesters outside the offices of the president and prime minister. Hours later, Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa offered to step down.
8 Sep 2021
Michael Fawcett has stepped aside to allow a probe into allegations that he offered to help secure a knighthood and British citizenship for a wealthy Saudi businessman.
16 Aug 2021
Malaysian Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin called it quits after months of political turmoil. He defied calls for resignation for weeks, saying he would hold elections next year.
11 Aug 2021
The New York governor had previously refused to leave his position following the release of a sexual harassment probe. He will be succeeded in the role by current Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul.
27 May 2021
Zinedine Zidane has stepped down as Real Madrid coach with immediate effect five days after his team were pipped to the La Liga title by city rivals Atletico Madrid, the Spanish club said on Thursday.
18 Mar 2021
Hiroshi Sasaki announced his resignation after a report came out that he had insulted plus size female comedian Naomi Watanabe. He suggested she could appear at the opening ceremony as a pig.
27 Jan 2021
Conte, in power since 2018, has stood down after one of his governing partners pulled out of the coalition. The former law professor will try and form a new government to avoid a snap election.
8 Oct 2020
Prime Minister Kubatbek Boronov is reported to have stepped down from the top job. Earlier, the opposition claimed it seized power after storming government buildings.
26 Sep 2020
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