3rd July 2009, 10:52 PM
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Palin to Resign as Alaska Governor
Former Republican vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin has announced she will resign as governor of Alaska on 26 July and not run for re-election. |
Mrs Palin's term of office was due to end in 2010.
There has been speculation that Mrs Palin, who is very popular with the Republican Party base, might make a bid for the White House in 2012.
Her resignation means Alaska's Lieutenant Governor Sean Parnell will take over as state governor.
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