Paraguayan President Submits Resignation

Paraguayan President Submits Resignation

Horacio Cartes was elected senator by the conservative Colorado Party in the general elections on April 22.

Paraguayan President Horacio Cartes presented his resignation Monday to take office as senator on July 1, although it was not clear if congress would have enough votes to accept the resignation.

“I submit my resignation to the post of President of the Republic of Paraguay,” the president said on his Twitter account. “To continue serving the country from the Senate of the Nation, fulfilling the popular will deposited at the polls.”

Cartes was elected senator by the conservative Colorado Party in the general elections on April 22.

If the congress accepts the resignation, former Justice of the Supreme Court Alicia Pucheta, designated a few days ago as vice president, will become the first woman president in the history of the country for a short period until the recently elected President Mario Abdo Benitez is sworn in on Aug.15.