Vice Chancellor of Mexico resigns to pursue “personal and political projects”

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Mexico’s Deputy Foreign Minister Martha Delgado is stepping down, she said on Twitter on Tuesday, to start “personal and political projects that require (her) full attention.”

In a resignation letter addressed to Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard, Delgado thanked Ebrard and Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador for their nearly five years in office, but gave no further explanation for his departure.

Ebrard told reporters Tuesday that Delgado had said he was leaving to further his “aspirations.” Ebrard has said that he intends to run in next year’s presidential elections.

“After today, she will be 100% dedicated to that task, which she believes in,” Ebrard said. “Surely some of her classmates will follow her in the next few days.”

Eduardo Jaramillo, who manages relations with the United Nations at the ministry, will assume Delgado’s duties until a new deputy minister is named, the ministry said in a statement.

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