| GEO World|
| Sarah Palin resigns as Alaskan governor|
| Updated at: 0817 PST, Tuesday, July 28, 2009|
WASHINGRON: Former US vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin has formally resigned as Alaskan governor, 18 months before the end of her term in office.
She announced her resignation abruptly on 3 July, leading to speculation of a bid for the presidency in 2012.
She handed over to Alaska's Lieutenant Governor Sean Parnell at a picnic ceremony in Fairbanks, Alaska. Jane O'Brien reports.