Santiago Cuesta is no longer an advisor to the President of the Republic, Lenín Moreno. The former collaborator of the Head of State confirmed that he resigned his position, this Monday, September 9, 2019, through his Twitter account.
“To my friends who follow me on Twitter and those who are not, I inform you that today I have presented my resignation to President Moreno,” the former counselor wrote.
Cuesta, days ago, gave some controversial statements during an interview on Radio Events. The former member of the so-called “small table” of President Moreno said that “a janitor took the information” from Pamela Martínez, who is prosecuted in the 2012-2016 Bribes case, which investigates alleged irregular contributions to Alianza País.
He also said he was offered that information for USD 50,000. In his farewell message, Cuesta thanked Moreno for his trust. “For me it has been a privilege and an honor to have been able to work with a great human being and friend. I say goodbye to my detractors, ”he published on his profile.
Cuesta joined the Government on May 23, 2018. The former presidential adviser was one of the four officials of the Presidency of the Republic who benefited from the payment of per diem for residence expenses.
Cuesta had, until now, three attributions: to advise on the strategic optimization of the State to President Moreno, to monitor compliance with the fiscal austerity program and to recommend actions to improve the efficiency of the State and reduce procedures.
At the moment neither the Head of State nor the Secretariat of Communication of the Presidency have issued a pronouncement on the resignation of Cuesta.
Source: El Comercio – https://www.elcomercio.com/actualidad/santiago-cuesta-renuncia-gobierno-moreno.html