María Alejandra Vicuña resigned on Tuesday from the Vice Presidency of the Republic,an office she held since January, when she was appointed by the National Assembly to replace Jorge Glas Espinel, condemned by the Odebrecht case.
“I submit the resignation to my position because I prefer that he can count on someone else to finally assume the great responsibilities he entrusted me,” said Vicuña in a letter published on Tuesday.”
The country does not deserve this instability so I submit the resignation to my position as vice president, I will not lend to be paid to rumors of cross death, resignation of the president or serious internal commotion. of citizens! “Vicuña tweeted.
El país no merece esta inestabilidad por lo que presento la renuncia a mi cargo como Vicepresidenta, no me voy a prestar a que se abone a rumores de muerte cruzada, de renuncia del Presidente o de grave conmoción interna. ¡Toda acción es en beneficio de los ciudadanos! https://t.co/WlWYjJhQAg— Ma. Alejandra Vicuña (@marialevicuna) 4 de diciembre de 2018
The president of the Republic Lenin Moreno had removed the functions, but not the office of vice president, on Monday 3. He delegated his duties to the Secretary General of the Presidency, José Agusto Briones.
Vicuña on Monday requested leave until December 31 to organize his defense before the complaint for having requested contributions to his collaborators when he was an assemblyman, according to what he said to finance the Alianza Bolivariana Alfarista Movement.
The National Assembly had planned to analyze that license request on Thursday. (I)