Corruption Investigation Prompts Portugal's Prime Minister to Resign

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Published on November 7, 2023 - Duration: 01:31s

Corruption Investigation Prompts Portugal's Prime Minister to Resign

Corruption Investigation , Prompts Portugal's , Prime Minister to Resign.

On November 7, the Prime Minister of Portugal, Antonio Costa, announced that he will resign amid an ongoing corruption investigation.

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On November 7, the Prime Minister of Portugal, Antonio Costa, announced that he will resign amid an ongoing corruption investigation.

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Al Jazeera reports that Costa's decision to resign from his post comes as his administration faces an investigation into irregularities regarding lithium and hydrogen projects.

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Al Jazeera reports that Costa's decision to resign from his post comes as his administration faces an investigation into irregularities regarding lithium and hydrogen projects.

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Costa's announcement came via a televised statement following a meeting with President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa.

Costa's announcement came via a televised statement following a meeting with President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa.

Costa, who has led Portugal's Socialist party since 2015, maintained his innocence.

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I totally trust the justice system, Antonio Costa, Prime Minister of Portugal, via Al Jazeera.

Al Jazeera reports that president Rebelo de Sousa is expected to accept Costa's resignation.

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Earlier, Costa's chief of staff was detained by authorities.

Prosecutors named Infrastructure Minister Joao Galamba as a formal suspect in the investigation.

Earlier, Costa's chief of staff was detained by authorities.

Prosecutors named Infrastructure Minister Joao Galamba as a formal suspect in the investigation.

In response to the news, the party's opposition has called for the government to step down from power immediately.

According to Al Jazeera, the head of Portugal's environmental agency was also added to a list of suspects.

Warrants were also reportedly issued for the mayor of Sines and two executives at Start Campus, the company tasked with building a hydrogen project and data center.


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