The head of Spain’s Madrid region has stepped down amid shoplifting allegations, weeks after being accused of faking a master’s degree.
Cristina Cifuentes condemned as a personal attack the publication of a video from 2011 showing her handing items to a supermarket security guard.
It is claimed she had taken two pots of anti-ageing cream worth €40 (£35; $50).
Ms Cifuentes, 53, gave up her master’s last week when it emerged that two signatures on the document were forged.
A prominent figure in Spain’s ruling centre-right PP (Partido Popular), Ms Cifuentes had already come under pressure from political opponents to resign because of the degree affair.