Paraguay president asks cbank board to resign

Paraguayan President Luis Gonzalez Macchi, who has shuffled his Cabinet in a growing political and economic crisis, has also asked the central bank board to resign, bank president Washington Ashwell said on Mar 15, 2001.

"The president told me to request the resignation of all of the (five-member) board," Ashwell told reporters, adding that he personally had already offered his resignation on Mar 12, 2001 along with the Cabinet, but had not yet received an official response.

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