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Legislative Assembly Names New Comptroller General

AFTER a month and a half of negotiations,on Wednesday the LegislativeAssembly elected Álex Solís, a lawyerspecialized in Constitutional law, as thecountry’s new Comptroller General.Solís is expected to be sworn in onMonday by congressional deputies andimmediately assume his new position. Histerm will last eight years. He replaces formerComptroller Luis Fernando Vargas,who stepped down on May 7 after completinghis term.The Comptroller is the head of theComptroller General’s Office, the institutionin charge of reviewing the government’sfinances and all contracts and publicbids.Solís has said he will remain impartialas Comptroller and will not cave in topolitical pressure from any side.

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