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Jul 6 '18 at 10:41 comment added Rekesoft @AaronF Southern Europe, North Africa... sometimes it's hard to tell, the country moves too much. :p
Jul 6 '18 at 10:23 comment added Aaron F @Rekesoft isn't Spain in Southern Europe? I'm an immigrant here, from North-Western-soon-to-be-ex Europe, and find it shocking that not only can politicians get away with never resigning, but that people continue to vote for them; effectively sending the message that it's normal accepted behaviour. ¡Flipado!
Jul 6 '18 at 10:13 comment added Vince O'Sullivan The UK isn't noted for swift resignations but in January 2018 the Minister of State (a senior government post) - Michael Bates - resigned after being late for a meeting.
Jul 6 '18 at 8:37 comment added Rekesoft @vsz I guess that puts Spain into eastern Europe, then. In Spain we have even a joke to remind our politicians about this: "Dimitir (to resign) is not a russian name"
Jul 6 '18 at 7:42 comment added Gloweye Stepping down also depends on office. For example, in my home country of the Netherlands, a member of parliament, alexander pechtold, got bribed with a penthouse but has so far refused to give up his seat.
Jul 6 '18 at 6:36 comment added vsz "fairly common for office-holders to step down amid a scandal" - this heavily depends on the country. Even within Western culture, there are huge differences. In Western Europe, a public official getting caught by a reporter while he was driving to a private event with his service car is enough to make him resign. In Eastern Europe, being sentenced to prison for a serious felony and large protests demanding his resignation still don't make him to even consider resigning. I would guess third world countries might fare even worse.
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