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A rally on Aug. 12 calls for Mayor Filner’s resignation. (Seth Hall / Flickr)

NBC 7 San Diego is reporting that San Diego Mayor Bob Filner has agreed to resign on Friday. As part of a deal reached this week with city officials, Filner will formally vacate the office following a closed session of the City Council.

The Filner sexual harassment scandal has been in the news for weeks, since it first broke on July 10. In the last six weeks, more than a dozen women have come forward to speak about Filner’s unwanted sexual advances and harassment.

After Filner resigns, City Council president Todd Gloria will become acting mayor. There could be at least one primary special election in the next 60 to 90 days.

San Diego Mayor Filner To Resign On Friday 22 August,2013KQED News Staff and Wires

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