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New York Governor Cuomo resigned amid harassment scandal

In the United States, New York’s governor Andrew Coumo has resigned after an inquiry found he sexually harassed 11 women.

But he denies any wrongdoing. The democrat has faced pressure from his own party to resign since last week including from president Joe Biden in a televised address Cuomo said that the resignation goes into effect in 14 days.

Cuomo said he accepts full responsibility for what he characterized as ill-conceived attempts to be affectionate or humorous power will now be transferred to lieutenant governor Kathy Hoechel who will be the first woman to lead New York. Joe Biden welcomed the governor’s announcement saying he respects Cuomo’s decision.

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