Guatemala Congress accepts President’s resignation

(VOVworld) – By a 118-0 vote on Thursday, Guatemala’s Congress accepted the resignation of President Otto Pérez Molina.

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Otto Pérez Molina, Former President of Guatemala, is taken away under custody at the end of a hearing at the Supreme Court in Guatemala City, September 3, 2015 (Photo: AFP)

Guatemala’s Attorney General issued an arrest warrant Wednesday for Mr Molina in connection with a corruption and tax evasion investigation. Alejandro Maldonado – Guatemala’s Vice President – was sworn in as Molina’s successor.
White House spokesman Josh Earnest said the US respects the resignation of Mr Molina and is ready to work with caretaker President Maldonado.

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