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President Ricardo Martinelli accepted Nunez’s resignation, saying he quit the post “to serve private and family commitments,” the presidential office said in a statement.
Nunez told reporters he plans to spend more time on his farm in the central province of Cocle and “rest.”
He was replaced by his one-time deputy, Francisco Alvarez de Soto, a fierce critic of leftist governments in the region.
Alvarez de Soto’s appointment makes him the fifth foreign minister in Martinelli’s conservative government.