GUATEMALA.- Otto Perez, now former president of Guatemala, resigned from his position today, after being involved in a corruption scandal. This was made through a letter after a arrest warrant was issued against him.
"Due to the current situation and above all taking into account the State's interest, I must continue with the according process and therefore I must present myself upon justice and settle my personal situation with a conviction to do what is right, I address you and the Honorable Congress of the Republic to present my resignation as President of the Republic of Guatemala," could be read in the letter Perez wrote to Congress, who accepted his resignation.
Perez said goodbye to his people saying that he must do what is right and that himself as well as his conscience are at peace. He called upon national unity of what has been the first resignation of a Guatemalan President.
The now former president is accused of fraud and irregular management of Tax Administration in a case called "La Linea", where at least 30 officials allocated thousands of dollars.