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Prosecutor General Alejandra Gils Carbó, one of the last high-ranking officials appointed by former President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner still in office, announced this morning that she will resign from her post on December 31.

On a letter addressed to President Macri, Gils Carbó says that “at this point, I’m aware that staying in my post leads to decisions that will substantially affect the autonomy of the Prosecutors’ office.” The full text can be read on the government organization’s official website.

Speaking on the phone with Todo Noticias, Justice Minister Germán Garavano confirmed a few minutes ago that the President will accept her resignation. “We value her decision to step down,” added Garavano, who assured “this will help the government move towards reforms within the Prosecutors’ Office.”

The Macri administration had been pushing for Gils Carbó’s resignation since the President took office.