stepping down


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a formal resignation and renunciation of powers

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the act of abdicating

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Earlier today, the party's Lok Sabha MPs, in a meeting, urged Rahul to continue as the party chief, even as the Gandhi scion remained firm on stepping down, sources had said.
It is expected that a new member of the board of directors will be appointed at an extraordinary general meeting, to be held, if possible, simultaneously with Ala-Pietila stepping down as chairman.
SIR Bruce Forsyth is stepping down as presenter of the hit BBC1 series, Strictly Come Dancing, after a decade fronting the show.
He had already scaled back some of his commitments, stepping down from the weekly results show.
He had already scaled back some of his commitments, stepping down from the weekly results show and writing occasional rest weeks into his deal with show bosses.
The Obama administration appointee announced in November 2012 that he would be stepping down as the head of the PTO in January.
LORD Moynihan is stepping down as chairman of the BOA.
Though Saleh had initially dismissed any talk of stepping down, a gradual waning of international support weakened him.
Egyptian actress Ola Ghanem has expressed her thanks to ousted Egyptian President Husni Mubarak from stepping down from office and not clinging on like Libyan President Muammar Gaddafi, who is refusing to answer the calls of his people and is brutally massacring them.
In a statement issued late on Thursday in the capital Sanaa, they said the peaceful demands of protesters should be met and urged "the immediate stepping down of the President of the Republic and the dismissal of all his relatives from the military and security apparatus of the state."
After seven years as Director, in 2007 I began to contemplate the possibility of stepping down, and at the start of the fall 2008 semester I made the difficult decision so that I could devote more time to my scholarly endeavors.
In a fiery farewell speech at a crowded picnic in Fairbanks, Palin said she was stepping down to take her political battles to a larger if unspecified stage.