The agent of Venezuela, Nicolas Maduroappointed this Tuesday the president of the state company pdvsa as the new Minister of Petroleum, replacing Tareck El-Aissamiwho resigned from office yesterday after being accused of acts of corruption, which have so far left 19 senior officials in custody.
“I met with the president of PDVSA, an engineer Pedro TellecheaI appointed him as the new Minister of Petroleum, within the framework of the transformation process that the industry is undergoing”, indicated the head of state through Twitter, where he shared photos of his meeting with the official.
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Maduro asked Tellechea “maximum efficiencyin their new jobs.
The new minister assumed command of PDVSA on January 6, replacing asdrubal chavezwho held the position since April 2020 and was also Minister of Oil.
Last September, Tellechea commanded the return of Monomeros, a subsidiary of Pdvsa in Colombiaat the hands of the Government, after almost four years in which it was managed by the opposition that was recognized as a legitimate authority by the Executive of ivan duke (2018-2022), until the leftist Gustavo Petro came to power in the Andean country last August.
The engineer comes from years of work in the petrochemical pequiven and defines himself as a manager who listens to the workers, as he assured when he arrived at the Monomers plant in BarranquillaColombia.
El Aissami’s resignation, announced this Monday, comes days after the Prosecutor’s Office and the Government announced that there would be legal proceedings to arrest and investigate an unknown number of officials allegedly involved in acts of corruption.
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Subsequently, Maduro accepted the resignation of the official and announced that he would clean up “fully“PDVSA of corrupt mafias with”draconian measures”, and through a “restructuring at the highest level”.
At the moment, the identity of 5 of the 19 arrested officials is known, including the former head of the Superintendence of Crypto Assets (Sunacrip) Joselit Ramirez and the official deputy Hugbel Roawhose parliamentary immunity was lifted this Tuesday, in addition to two judges and a Chavista mayor.
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