Presidency Minister To Vote in Assembly
RICARDO Toledo has announced he will resign from his post as Minister of the Presidency on April 30 and return on May 2, after resuming his seat in the Legislative Assembly for one day to vote May 1.
He will return to the Legislative Assembly to vote for Social Christian Unity Party (PUSC) deputy Gerardo González for President of the Congress.
The decision came in response to a request by Federico Vargas, head of PUSC, Toledo said.
Toledo said he is allowed the maneuver under the Costa Rican Constitution.
Article 111 states: “After taking oath of office, no representative may accept any position or employment with other State Branches or autonomous institutions, under penalty of losing his credentials, except as a Cabinet member. In this case, he shall be reinstated in the Assembly when he is no longer in such a position.”
Vice-Minister of the Presidency, Randall Quirós, will fill Toledo’s position as minister during his one-day absence.
You may be interested
Costa Rica coronavirus updates for Wednesday, September 30Alejandro Zúñiga - September 30, 2020
Costa Rica announced 24 new coronavirus-related deaths over the last day for a total of 904, according to official data…
Some 34 million jobs lost in Latin America due to pandemicCarlos MANDUJANO / AFP - September 30, 2020
The two aspirers for the presidency of Costa Rica, the evangelical preacher Fabricio Alvarado and the former minister Carlos Alvarado, reach the closing of the electoral campaign for April 1st with a technical draw, according to a poll disclosed this Friday.
CureVac launches second stage of vaccine clinical trials in Peru and PanamaAFP - September 30, 2020
The German pharmaceutical company CureVac announced that it has started Phase 2 clinical trials of its experimental vaccine against Covid-19,…