Cephalos pointed out that he submitted his resignation on May 3 and that “he will continue in office until the 25th of this month, in accordance with the agreement reached with President Evan Duke, and thank you for the confidence and support he had during my tenure.”
In another message on Twitter, the officer released a copy of the resignation letter, explaining that he was leaving “for reasons of personal nature.”
“Following the calls of my conscience and fulfilling the responsibilities my soul has chosen,” he added.
On May 3, I submitted my resignation letter M Commissionerpiece. I will be in office until the 25th of this month as per the agreement with the President AnIvanDuque, I thank him for the trust and support he provided during my work. pic.twitter.com/nHUkG4hGl4
– High Commissioner for Peace (omComisionadoPaz) May 22, 2021
Bad moment for Cephalos departure?
Cephalos first confirmed his resignation in an interview with the El Timbo newspaper this Saturday.
The official, who has been involved in efforts to establish a negotiating table with the National Unemployment Commission to try to reach agreements to end the protests that have been registered in the country since April 28, declined in a daily interview as he “could not” with that responsibility.
The Commission knows how to evaluate the efforts of the Commissioner of Peace. First, to establish a table that is not expected to be installed. Second, by listening to and understanding the opponent and evaluating their positions. Third, evaluate the essential features of companies without sacrificing them. To El Timbo he left nothing halfway here.
He stressed that it was not his responsibility to negotiate, but to “create an agenda for negotiations” and to agree with the National Unemployment Commission on guarantees for peaceful social resistance.
On Twitter, Cephalos spoke in the same direction on Saturday.
“I have accepted the President’s mandate to hold meetings with unemployment promoters in order to contribute to the search for solutions through a generation of trust and consensus.”
As of this Saturday, the government and representatives of the committee had held four meetings without being able to establish a negotiating table.