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Portugal foreign minister resigns

Portugal's then-foreign minister Paulo Portas gives a press conference in Caracas on May 20, 2013. Portas tendered his resignation on Tuesday, a day after the country's finance minister also quit.

Portugal's then-foreign minister Paulo Portas gives a press conference in Caracas on May 20, 2013. Portas tendered his resignation on Tuesday, a day after the country's finance minister also quit.  (AFP/File)

Portugal's Foreign Minister Paulo Portas tendered his resignation on Tuesday, a day after the country's finance minister also quit.

"I presented my resignation this morning," Portas said in a statement. "My decision is irrevokable." Portas' small conservative CDS-PP party is part of the ruling coalition headed by Prime Minister Pedro Passos Coelho.

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