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Irish PM Brian Cowen tells party he will not resign
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Author:  tanqing369 [ Thu Jan 13, 2011 11:10 pm ]
Post subject:  Irish PM Brian Cowen tells party he will not resign

coach purses report,His position has been the subject

of intense speculation over the past 24 hours.

Speaking after a meeting of his parliamentary party, Mr Cowen acknowledged there were "issues"

surrounding his leadership.

Correspondents say some members are angry about his handling of Ireland's economy and its

international bailout.

"I haven't considered resigning. I haven't said to anybody that I am stepping down," Mr Cowen

told state broadcaster RTE.
coach outlet
"I am committed to leading this party. There is no vacancy."

There had been speculation that party members might table a vote of no confidence in Mr Cowen at

the meeting on Thursday - and that he might resign the leadership before a vote.

But correspondents say Mr Cowen successfully appealed to them to hold fire for a few days at

least.
coach factory outlet
He told RTE he would talk to colleagues individually to discuss what was in the party's best

interests.

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