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The Colombian Justice Minister resigns ahead of her possible appointment as Attorney General

August 18, 2020

Colombian Justice Minister Margarita Cabello tabled her resignation on Tuesday after this former judge gained strength in recent days as a potential attorney general, a position for which she would have already received multi-party support.

Colombian President Iván Duque has confirmed his resignation on his Twitter profile. “I would like to highlight his efforts to advance prison policy, bring justice to citizens and promote life imprisonment against child rapists,” he said.

The president praised the curriculum of the outgoing minister, who was deputy attorney and president of the Supreme Court prior to joining the government. Duque stressed that, as a minister, she had worked to achieve “more effective justice closer to the citizen”.

The Colombian Justice Minister resigns ahead of her possible appointment as Attorney GeneralThe Colombian Justice Minister resigns ahead of her possible appointment as Attorney General

Duque would endorse Cabello at the helm of the attorney general, although critical voices make him ugly that he can put a related person at the helm of an institution that is responsible for overseeing the operations of other organizations, including the government itself.

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