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.
Parte del video en el que María Alejandra Vicuña informa: “presentaré la renuncia irrevocable a mi cargo pues prefiero que él (el presidente @Lenin) pueda contar con alguien más para que asuma definitivamente las funciones que me encargo”. @teleamazonasec pic.twitter.com/S169Mu7QGC— DayannaMonroy (@dayannamonroy) 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 her duties to the Secretary General of the Presidency, José Agusto Briones.
Vicuña on Monday requested leave until December 31 to organize her defense before the complaint for having requested contributions to her collaborators when she was an assemblywoman, according to what he said to finance the Alianza BolivarianaAlfarista Movement.
The National Assembly had planned to analyze that license request on Thursday. (I)