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Blair wrote toUnited NationsSecretary-GeneralBan Ki-moonon Wednesday that he would step down from the role he has held since 2007.
Mohamed Abdelfattah has also been asked to step down as chairman of the organising committee for the UK Continence Society conference to be held in March.
Therefore once reaching the top, to step down equals death.
Earlier this month she was grilled by MPs on the Commons Home Affairs committee who called for her to step down from her post.
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Sir Bruce said: "After 10 wonderful years and 11 series, I believe it is now the right time to step down from the rigours of presenting the Strictly live shows.
Cattaraugus County bank president and chief executive, Salvatore Marranca, has decided to step down after three decades at the bank's helm.
Najaf / NINA /-- Friday sermon of Kufa Sheikh Zia Shawki ,urged Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki to step down his post immediately, calling (the Shiite alliance) exclusively to nominate and chosing an alternative to al-Maliki.
A BOA spokesman said: "Lord Moynihan has decided that he is going to step down as chairman of the BOA once a successor is elected to the position later this year.
Simon Burke is leaving his position as non-executive chairman and director, and another non-executive director Michael Balfour has also decided to step down from the group, which went through a major boardroom battle last year.
The Unites States has been insisting that it is high time for the Libyan dictator to step down, but his repetitive denial to do so is leading NATO to continue with the airstrikes to silence his bloodthirsty troops.
Even as the embattled president decided to step down sooner than he was pitching for, his followers observed a 'Reconciliation Friday'.
The president has decided to step down and hand the military the responsibility to take over rule in Egypt," said Vice President Omar Suleiman.
THE chairman of Galway football board has rubbished reports that Liam Sammon was forced to step down as manager because of player power.
On the other hand, the PML-N has started negotiation with independent candidates, who are also contesting elections from the same constituency, to also step down so that unopposed win of Nawaz Sharif could be ensured.