April 12, 2005 |
Parliament accepted the resignation of ousted President Askar A. Akayev, formally ending his 15-year rule in Kyrgyzstan and paving the way for the election of a new leader. It set the vote for July 10. After opposition supporters stormed his office March 24, Akayev fled to Russia, where he signed his resignation last week. Legislators voted 38 to 2 to accept.
September 24, 2005 |
William McDonough said he would step down as chairman of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board, a U.S. panel created to clean up the auditing business after a series of corporate scandals. McDonough, 71, said he would resign effective Nov. 30 or when his successor was in place. The outspoken and often irreverent former president of the New York Federal Reserve managed the creation of the accounting board almost from scratch.
November 26, 2002 |
Montenegro's pro-independence president resigned and prepared to take up the job of prime minister in the junior Yugoslav republic. Milo Djukanovic told parliament he stepped down because his ruling Democratic List for European Montenegro coalition party -- which overwhelmingly won parliamentary elections in October -- proposed him as prime minister. The current parliament speaker and Djukanovic's close ally, Filip Vujanovic, will become caretaker president until new elections Dec. 22.
February 3, 2007 |
The Pentagon official who criticized law firms for defending detainees held at the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, has resigned, a Defense Department spokesman said. Charles Stimson, deputy assistant secretary for detainee affairs, last month called it "shocking" that major U.S. law firms represented Guantanamo detainees for free and said they would probably suffer financially after their corporate clients learned of the work.
November 2, 2007 |
Bosnian Prime Minister Nikola Spiric, an ethnic Serb, resigned over a proposed parliamentary change. Miroslav Lajcak, a Slovak diplomat who is the top international administrator in the ethnically divided country, has proposed rules to change the way a quorum is calculated, to make it more difficult for lawmakers to block decisions by not showing up. Serbs fear that could lead to the end of their mini-state within Bosnia-Herzegovina.
November 17, 2007 |
The brother of State Department Inspector General Howard J. Krongard quit as an advisor to Blackwater USA, two days after the relationship with the security contractor was sharply criticized by a congressional oversight committee. Erik Prince, Blackwater's top executive, said the conflict-of-interest questions raised by the connection prompted Alvin B. Krongard to submit his resignation. It was unclear whether the move would salvage Howard Krongard's damaged credibility and career, however.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 12, 2006 |
The head of the Los Angeles Unified School District's massive construction program announced his resignation Wednesday, saying, "I've done what I came here to do." Jim McConnell, a former captain in the Navy Seabees, joined L.A. Unified five years ago when "no one had confidence" in the district's ability to build schools, Supt. Roy Romer said in a statement Wednesday.
October 5, 2006 |
Rep. Christopher Shays, who is facing a tough challenge from an antiwar Democrat, called for Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld to resign -- a rare demand from a longtime Republican. His Democratic opponent, Diane Farrell, has opposed the war and advocates an exit strategy for U.S. troops. Shays made his comments at a debate in Stamford, which was dominated by questions about the Iraq war.
September 25, 2007 |
The Homeland Security Department's second-in-command resigned, citing personal financial reasons. Deputy Secretary Michael P. Jackson has had a key role in running the department. In an e-mail to his staff, Jackson, who earns $168,000 a year, said, "The simple truth, however, is that after over five years of serving with the president's team, I am compelled to depart for financial reasons that I can no longer ignore."