Portugal's senior minister Relvas resigns
LISBON, April 4
LISBON, April 4 (Reuters) - Portugal's Parliamentary Affairs Minister Miguel Relvas, a senior cabinet member close to the prime minister, resigned on Thursday, the government said in a statement, adding that the resignation was accepted.
The move comes a day after the government easily defeated a no confidence motion fielded by the opposition Socialists in parliament over the administration's austerity policies under an EU/IMF bailout.
The reason for the resignation was not immediately announced, but Relvas has long faced allegations that he obtained his university degree without completing the required course credits.