Venezuelan vice president resigns - media reports

CARACAS Mon Jan 25, 2010 3:27pm EST

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CARACAS Jan 25 (Reuters) - Venezuela's Vice President Ramon Carrizalez, who was also defense minister, resigned from the government on Monday citing personal reasons, newspapers and radio reported.

Carrizalez' wife, Environment Minister Yuviri Ortega, also resigned, the media reports said.

Government officials were not immediately available to comment on the reports. (Reporting by Caracas Newsroom; Writing by Frank Jack Daniel)

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