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Geneva state councilor Mark Muller has announced his resignation.
The canton’s minister in charge of construction will leave office on Wednesday.
The Liberal Party member says he could no longer take the incessant attacks he claims to have been subjected to for over a year.
Most recently Muller offered to settle out of court after a bartender accused him of physical assault at a New Year’s Eve party, but that accord came under scrutiny from the cantonal government, which wanted an expert to determine if the undisclosed settlement was in effect a payment for damages.
For many, Muller’s resignation was only a matter of time. Muller says he’s always told the truth, however witnesses contradicted his version of events early on. Critics and even some friends in private had said Muller’s credibility was too tarnished for him to continue.
Previously he had come under fire when it was discovered that he was paying well under the going rate for his Geneva apartment.
A new election will be held in the coming months to replace him.