(Photo: La Radio del Sur 2015)
Guatemalan President Otto Perez Molina rejected accusations that he was involved in a corruption scandal and rebuffed critics who said he should resign five months before his term expires.
In a nationally-televised address on Sunday evening, Perez Molina said his conscience “is clear” and that he would remain in office to help protect the Central American country’s institutions. While the 64-year-old president said he would confront any accusations against him, he also apologized for the series of corruption scandals that have battered his administration this year.
“I will not resign,” Perez Molina said from his office, standing in front of the country’s blue and white flag. “With the same strength and character with which I reject my involvement, I can’t fail to recognize that this has taken place in my government, and by officials I appointed.”
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