Political resignations

Francisco Sagasti waves after being sworn-in as the new, interim president at Congress in Lima, Peru, Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2020. Sagasti's appointment marks a tumultuous week in which thousands took to the streets outraged by Congress' decision to oust popular ex-President Martín Vizcarra. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)
November 17, 2020 - 7:15 pm
LIMA, Peru (AP) — Peruvians watched in hope as the nation’s third president in just over a week was sworn in to office Tuesday promising to restore trust in government after the worst constitutional crisis in two decades. Francisco Sagasti donned the red and white presidential sash and in his first...
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Ethnic Armenians refugees greet each other as they return to Stepanakert, the capital of the separatist region of Nagorno-Karabakh, on Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2020. Russian peacekeepers have started to move into the region, a total of 1,960 of them are to be sent in under a five-year mandate. Russia's Defense Ministry reported that the peacekeepers accompanied about 1,200 people returning to Nagorno-Karabakh from Armenia since Saturday. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)
November 17, 2020 - 2:57 pm
STEPANAKERT, Nagorno-Karabakh (AP) — Joyous scenes of smiles and hugs could be seen Tuesday on the main square of Stepanakert, the capital of Nagorno-Karabakh, as ethnic Armenians returned to their homeland a week after a cease-fire between Armenia and Azerbaijan halted the fighting that had raged...
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Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger speaks during a news conference on Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2020, in Atlanta. Georgia election officials have announced an audit of presidential election results that will trigger a full hand recount. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)
November 17, 2020 - 1:15 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia's secretary of state is a man on an island, and the political flood is rising fast, as President Donald Trump and his allies vent their outrage at the fellow Republican and make unsupported claims that mismanagement and fraud tainted the state's presidential election. Trump...
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Ethnic Armenians carry a coffin with the body of their relative Sergei Gabrilyan, moved from a grave, to repatriate his remains to Armenia, in Kalbajar in separatist region of Nagorno-Karabakh, Monday, Nov. 16, 2020. It is unclear when any civilians might try to settle in Karvachar, which will now be known by its Azeri name Kalbajar, or elsewhere. Armenians who are going to leave separatist region of Nagorno-Karabakh dig up the remains of their ancestors to bring them from the territory, which is to be handed over to Azerbaijanis. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)
November 16, 2020 - 4:33 pm
YEREVAN, Armenia (AP) — Armenia's foreign minister resigned Monday amid political turmoil that has engulfed the country following a cease-fire deal for the separatist region of Nagorno-Karabakh that calls for ceding territory to longtime adversary Azerbaijan. The Moscow-brokered truce halted...
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Belarusian riot police detain a demonstrator during an opposition rally to protest the official presidential election results in Minsk, Belarus, Sunday, Nov. 15, 2020. A Belarusian human rights group says more than 500 people have been arrested in protests around the country calling for authoritarian President Alexander Lukashenko to step down. The Sunday demonstrations continued to wave of near-daily protests that have gripped Belarus since early August. (AP Photo)
November 15, 2020 - 2:52 pm
KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — A human rights group in Belarus said more than 900 people were arrested Sunday in protests around the country calling for authoritarian President Alexander Lukashenko to step down. The demonstrations continued the wave of near-daily protests that have gripped Belarus since...
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Protesters carry to safety a fellow protester who was injured during clashes with police launching tear gas to disperse protesters gathered in Plaza San Martin to demonstrate their refusal to recognize Peru's new government, in Lima, Saturday, Nov. 14, 2020. Peru’s Congress voted overwhelmingly to remove now ex-President Martín Vizcarra on Monday. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)
November 15, 2020 - 12:33 pm
LIMA, Peru (AP) — Peru's interim president announced his resignation Sunday as the nation plunged into its worst constitutional crisis in two decades following massive protests unleashed when Congress ousted the nation's popular leader. In a short televised address, Manuel Merino said he'd acted...
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Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson's top aide Dominic Cummings leaves 10 Downing Street with a box, in London, Friday, Nov. 13, 2020. Late Wednesday, Lee Cain announced he was quitting as director of communications, a move that has sparked speculation that Dominic Cummings, Johnson's top adviser, could soon leave, further weakening the pro-Brexit camp. Both Cain and Cummings worked together on the 2016 Brexit referendum campaign that was largely fronted by Johnson. (Yui Mok/PA via AP)
November 13, 2020 - 1:00 pm
LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s top adviser has been seen leaving Downing Street carrying a moving box, amid reports that he has left his job following a bruising battle for influence at the heart of the government fueled by tensions over Brexit and the coronavirus pandemic...
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Pro-democracy legislators, from right, Wong Pik Wan, Wu Chi Wai, Lam Cheuk-ting, Yoon Siu Kin wave after handing their letters at Legislative Council in Hong Kong, Thursday day, Nov. 12, 2020. Hong Kong's pro-democracy lawmakers have handed in their resignations following a move by the city's government to disqualify four pro-democracy legislators. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
November 12, 2020 - 8:08 am
HONG KONG (AP) — Pro-democracy legislators in Hong Kong began resigning Thursday to protest the expulsion of four other lawmakers, heightening a conflict with Beijing over the semi-autonomous Chinese territory’s future. Pro-democracy activists say China’s ruling Communist Party, which has tightened...
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A supporter of ousted President Martin Vizcarra holds a banner with a message that reads in Spanish, "I love you Peru, how could I not," as people refusing to recognize the new government march in downtown Lima, Peru, Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2020. On Tuesday, Peru swore in Manuel Merino as president, after Peru’s legislature booted Vizcarra from office on Monday. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)
November 11, 2020 - 9:03 pm
LIMA, Peru (AP) — When Peru’s legislature voted President Martín Vizcarra from office this week, they may have done more than just oust a popular leader — they likely put the country’s best chance at making a dent on endemic corruption on hold. The chief of state had emerged as the country’s most...
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Hong Kong's pro-democracy legislators pose for a photo before a press conference at Legislative Council in Hong Kong, Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2020. Hong Kong's pro-democracy lawmakers announced that they are resigning en masse following a move by the city's government to disqualify four pro-democracy legislators. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
November 11, 2020 - 8:07 pm
HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong’s pro-democracy lawmakers announced Wednesday they would resign en masse after four of them were ousted from the semiautonomous Chinese territory's Legislature in a move one legislator said could sound the “death knell” for democracy there. The resignation of the 15...
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