Frank Jensen, the mayor of Denmark’s capital Copenhagen, resigned on Monday after admitting to several episodes of sexual harassment.
“I would like to apologize to the women I have offended,” Jensen, 59, told a news conference on Monday.
His resignation was welcomed by Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen, calling it “the right decision” in a Facebook post.
“It is obvious that we in the Social Democratic Party have problems, and that needs to change now,” she told local news agency Ritzau earlier.
Jensen’s exit came after two women said incidents were at social events and involved Jensen touching the women against their will.