Portugal’s Prime Minister Antonio Costa has resigned from his position. He announced his resignation in a televised statement after meeting with President Marcelo Rebelo de Souza yesterday amid corruption allegations surrounding lithium mining and hydrogen projects.
“I have complete faith in the judicial system,” he said. “If there are doubts, the judicial authorities are free to look into them… I am not above the law,” he said in announcing his resignation.
The opposition is insisting that the government should leave the government with immediate effect in view of the allegations. Portuguese police arrested Prime Minister Antonio Costa’s chief of staff, Vitor Escaria, before the prime minister resigned.