Venezuela's vice president resigns for personal reasons
Venezuela's Vice President Carrizalez, who was also defense minister, resigned from the government for personal reasons, Telesur network reported.
Venezuela's Vice President Ramon Carrizalez, who was also defense minister, resigned from the government on Monday for personal reasons, a government source and the state-backed Telesur network reported.
Carrizalez's wife, Environment Minister Yuviri Ortega, also resigned.
A government official confirmed the information, which was widely reported by Venezuela media, without giving details but said the government would issue a statement shortly.
Leftist President Hugo Chavez named the soft-spoken Carrizalez as vice president in 2008 after he served as infrastructure minister.
Reuters Last Mod: 25 Ocak 2010, 23:07