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Yearender 2016: Leaders who stepped down from office

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Published : Dec 22, 2016, 3:49 pm IST
Updated : Dec 22, 2016, 4:00 pm IST
The year 2016 saw several world leaders, including David Cameron, Park Geun-hye and Matteo Renzi, stepping down.
The year 2016 saw several world leaders, including David Cameron, Park Geun-hye and Matteo Renzi, stepping down.
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The 38th and the former Prime Minister of Nepal, Khadga Prasad Sharma Oli, held office from October 11, 2015 to August 3, 2016. A member of the Communist Party of Nepal (Unified Marxist–Leninist), Oli and his party were reduced to minority and subsequently forced to resign, after the Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist-Centre) withdrew support from the coalition government, on July 13, 2016. (Photo: PTI)
The 38th and the former Prime Minister of Nepal, Khadga Prasad Sharma Oli, held office from October 11, 2015 to August 3, 2016. A member of the Communist Party of Nepal (Unified Marxist–Leninist), Oli and his party were reduced to minority and subsequently forced to resign, after the Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist-Centre) withdrew support from the coalition government, on July 13, 2016. (Photo: PTI)
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Member of the Conservative Party of United Kingdom, David Cameron served as the Prime Minster of UK from May 2010 to July 2016. He supported the membership of UK with the European Union during the EU referendum, but when the majority voted to leave, he resigned as the PM to make way for the incumbent Theresa May. (Photo: AP)
Member of the Conservative Party of United Kingdom, David Cameron served as the Prime Minster of UK from May 2010 to July 2016. He supported the membership of UK with the European Union during the EU referendum, but when the majority voted to leave, he resigned as the PM to make way for the incumbent Theresa May. (Photo: AP)
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Prime Minster Boyko Borisov, left Bulgaria in a state of limbo after his resignation as the 50th Prime Minister. Assuming office on November 7, 2014, he resigned on November 13, 2016, after his party lost popularity. (Photo: AFP)
Prime Minster Boyko Borisov, left Bulgaria in a state of limbo after his resignation as the 50th Prime Minister. Assuming office on November 7, 2014, he resigned on November 13, 2016, after his party lost popularity. (Photo: AFP)
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A career politician and an economist, Dilma Rousseff was the 36th President of Brazil, holding office from January 2011 to August 31, 2016 and the first woman to do so. She was removed from Presidency following an impeachment on accusation of tax evasion by the Senate. (Photo: Twitter)
A career politician and an economist, Dilma Rousseff was the 36th President of Brazil, holding office from January 2011 to August 31, 2016 and the first woman to do so. She was removed from Presidency following an impeachment on accusation of tax evasion by the Senate. (Photo: Twitter)
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Not a scandal, but situational fatigue quite possibly is the reason why the 38th PM of New Zealand, John Keys (left, sitting), stepped down. The Guardian quoted him saying, there was "no way" that he could serve a 4th term. Resigning, he passed the baton to the former deputy PM Bill English (seen standing in the photograph). (Photo: Twitter)
Not a scandal, but situational fatigue quite possibly is the reason why the 38th PM of New Zealand, John Keys (left, sitting), stepped down. The Guardian quoted him saying, there was "no way" that he could serve a 4th term. Resigning, he passed the baton to the former deputy PM Bill English (seen standing in the photograph). (Photo: Twitter)
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At the age of 39, Matteo Renzi became the youngest Italian Prime Minister, and the first serving mayor to become the PM. While his primary target was to make changes to the constitution, the voters rejected the constitutional changes, forcing Renzi to announce his resignation. (Photo: AP)
At the age of 39, Matteo Renzi became the youngest Italian Prime Minister, and the first serving mayor to become the PM. While his primary target was to make changes to the constitution, the voters rejected the constitutional changes, forcing Renzi to announce his resignation. (Photo: AP)
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The 11th and the first female President of South Korea, Park Geun-hye was impeached by the National Assembly, on charges of using her presidential power for personal benefits. After the corruption scandal, Park said that she would be willing to resign, making her the first democratically elected President to be ousted from office. (Photo: AFP)
The 11th and the first female President of South Korea, Park Geun-hye was impeached by the National Assembly, on charges of using her presidential power for personal benefits. After the corruption scandal, Park said that she would be willing to resign, making her the first democratically elected President to be ousted from office. (Photo: AFP)
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