Posts tagged as quit

Puerto Rico’s governor to quit Aug. 2 in face of protests

Thursday, July 25, 2019

Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rosselló announced late Wednesday that he will resign Aug. 2, conceding power after nearly two weeks of furious protests and political upheaval touched off by a leak of crude and insulting chat messages between him and his top advisers. A crowd of thousands outside the governor’s mansion in Old San Juan erupted into cheers and singing after Rosselló’s announcement on Facebook just before midnight. “My only…

Putnis to quit as leader of the Progressives after party’s defeat in EP elections

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Assuming political responsibility for the Progressives’ defeat in this year’s European Parliament elections, Roberts Putnis has decided to quit as the social democratic party’s chairman, according to the politician’s statement posted on Facebook. In his Facebook post, Putnis thanks fellow party members, supporters, donors and voters. He also indicates that the party’s leadership team now needs new “people who would set goals and take political commitment to these goals”. Putnis…

Japanese Olympic chief to quit amid corruption allegations scandal

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

The president of the Japanese Olympic Committee (JOC) has said he will resign amid allegations of corruption over Tokyo’s successful bid to host the 2020 Games. Tsunekazu Takeda, 71, who will also step down from the International Olympic Committee, has denied allegations of corruption since the Guardian revealed in May 2016 that the Tokyo Olympic bid team had made payments to a consultancy linked to the son of a disgraced IOC official during…

North Korea commits to verifiable denuclearisation, U.S. – to quit participating in war games

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

In the first summit meeting between North Korea and the U.S., Pyongyang has committed to verifiable denuclearisation and in return Washington has stated American troops would no longed take part in mass war games held in South Korea. British public broadcaster BBC reported on Tuesday, June 13, that the head of North Korea, Kim Jong-un, stated that he «reaffirmed his firm and unwavering commitment to complete denuclearisation of the Korean…