RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Argentina's Finance Minister Nicolás Dujovne resigned from office yesterday, August 17th, according to national news agency Télam.

President Mauricio Macri called on Hernán Lacunza, Minister of Economy of the Province of Buenos Aires, to fill the post.

Dujovne, who had been in office since January 2017, handed Macri his letter of resignation, in which he said that he was "convinced that, due to the prevailing circumstances, the administration needs a significant renewal in the economic area."

In his letter, Dujovne acknowledged errors in the conduct of the Subscribe to our Premium Membership Plan. Already Subscribed? Login Here