August 17, 2019 / 11:09 PM / a month ago

Argentina Treasury minister resigns, says 'significant renewal' needed amid economic crisis

BUENOS AIRES, Aug 17 (Reuters) - Argentina’s Treasury Minister Nicolas Dujovne has resigned, saying in a letter seen by Reuters on Saturday he believed the government needed “significant renewal” in its economic team amid a crisis which saw the peso plunge this week.

Dujovne said in a letter to Argentine President Mauricio Macri that he had given his all to the job, helped tame a significant deficit and trim public spending but conceded: “Mistakes have been made, without a doubt.”

“I believe my resignation is in keeping with my place in a government... that listens to the people and acts accordingly,” he added.

Macri has appointed Hernan Lacunza , the current economy minister for Buenos Aires province, as Dujovne’s replacement, a government source told Reuters. ( Reporting Eliana Raszewski; writing by Aislinn Laing; Editing by Marguerita Choy)

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