Wed, 02 Apr 2008 09:29:00
DUBLIN (Reuters) - Bertie Ahern will step down as Ireland's prime minister on May 6, bowing to mounting pressure for him to go early following a string of embarrassing appearances in the witness stand at an anti-corruption tribunal.
"It is my intention to tender my resignation to President McAleese on Tuesday 6 May," Ahern, flanked by his cabinet colleagues, told reporters in Dublin.
Ahern, one of Europe's longest serving heads of government after almost 11 years in office, had previously said this would be his last term in office but that he did not intend to go until it ended in 2012.
Source: eircom net International News
Although he admits mistakes but he was sure he never handled any money for corruption.
His resignation has surprised many of his party members.
He done very well in the last 10 years.
Now he would be looking for a more european job!
the question is who would be the next candidate? we trust he will be good for the country.