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Home Affairs Minister resigns over mishandling of Portugal’s deadly fires

Published on 18/10/2017

The Minister of Internal Administration, Constança Urbano de Sousa, has offered her resignation which was accepted by the Prime Minister who said the minister asked him to accept her offer as it would ‘preserve her personal dignity’ – hence, he could not refuse to accept it.

Constança Urbano de Sousa leaves office followed by a trail of black smoke after a summer of fires including two where citizens lost their lives: July 17th at Pedrógão Grande, (65) and last weekend in the north and central regions during which 41 people are known to have perished.

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