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The vice president affirmed that she supports the president’s decision to remove the minister
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May 07, 2023 at 20:36
Vice President Beatriz Argimón referred to the departure of Irene Moreira from the ministerial cabinet and affirmed that she supports the decision of the president, Luis Lacalle Pou, to remove her from him. “We understand that the situation that the president considers is that he did not have elements of legal support to make the decision he had made,” he said at a press conference recorded by Underlined.
In turn, he expressed his opinion on the reports that Moreira intended not to leave office until Monday, despite the fact that the president clarified to him on Friday that she was no longer the Minister of Housing. “Senator Moreira gave up a space to convey what she felt, but I am clear that when a political actor is appointed as a minister, that same day he knows that it is the president who can request his resignation,” Argimón valued.
Regarding the possibility that Cabildo Abierto leaves the ruling coalition —as promoted by the party’s president, Guillermo Domenech— the vice president affirmed that “it is not pleasant to go through these moments of uncertainty” but she awaits “with great respect” for the party decision. It will be taken this Monday at 6:00 p.m. at the political table.
In any case, she clarified that she does not like it when other parties interfere in internal issues of the National Party and she was not going to do the same with the Cabildo Abierto. “There is no need to interfere or pressure,” she said.
The president asked Moreira to resign after Radio Universal reported that the minister reserved a space for rent with a purchase option for a member of the Cabildo Abierto, when in fact it should have been raffled. The then minister defended himself by saying that it was within the powers of the ministry to do so, but the rule actually indicates that this can be done in cases where the person does not meet the requirements to participate in the draw. The woman whose house was kept by Moreira did comply with them.
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