CACIF Asks President of Guatemala to Resign

The Coordinating Committee of Agricultural, Commercial, Industrial and Financial Associations is asking him to leave office and be accountable, preventing unnecessary institutional expense for the country.

Friday, August 28, 2015

From a statement issued by the CACIF:

The undersigned organizations, members GUATEMALA FORUM, wish to express to Otto Perez Molina :

4. Guatemalan society has expressed peacefully and orderly its demands for your resignation as President of the Republic. So have various social bodies. As the person constitutionally responsible for national unity, recognize that this united nation is today asking for your retirement from office.

4. Strength of character is not measured by obstinacy, but by facing with courage important decisions which must be taken. In this case, we ask that you measure the strength of your character by assuming the historical responsibility of leaving office and being accountable to the nation, thereby avoiding unnecessary institutional expense for our country.

4. The current situation requires you to question whether or not to stay in office under these conditions, this is consistent with your sworn promises, we call on you, we beg you not to think only about the present but also the future, in which generations to come, and even your own grandchildren, will question your actions.

Guatemala, August 28, 2015

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