Uruguayan Vice President Sendic tenders resignation letter over public funds misuse

The VP announced his resignation in Congress - a move that took the country by surprise.

Uruguayan Vice President Sendic tenders resignation letter over public funds misuse

The VP announced his resignation in Congress - a move that took the country by surprise.

11 September 2017 Monday 18:08
Uruguayan Vice President Sendic tenders resignation letter over public funds misuse

By Azania Post Reporter

A top official in the Uruguayan government Raul Sendic has tendered resignation letter over misuse of public funds.

Sendic who is the Vice President stepped down over accusations he used public funds for personal use while heading a state company. It is the first time a Uruguayan vice-president to resign from the post.

The VP announced his resignation in Congress - a move that took the country by surprise.

An inquiry by the ruling left-wing coalition has concluded he used company credit cards for personal shopping when he led Ancap oil firm in 2009-13.

Sendic, 55 denies any wrongdoing, saying there was no evidence against him.

"I presented my irrevocable resignation from the vice-presidency to the plenary of the FA (ruling coalition)," he wrote in a tweet (in Spanish) on Saturday.

Azania Post

Updated: 12.09.2017 10:47
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