Confirmed by the leader of Cabildo Abierto, Manini Rios announced that Raúl Lozano will replace Irene Moreira’s position.
After the scandal over an award of a house without a lottery to a militant of Open Town Hall (CA) by the former Minister of Housing and Territorial Planning, Irene Moreira, President Luis Lacalle Pou I appoint the lobbyist senator, Raul Lozanoas the next leader of the portfolio, something that Manini Rios confirmed on his social networks.
The coalition has no respite and, after the resignation of Irene Moreira, the new leader of the Ministry of Housing and Territorial Planning (MVOT). The chosen one is Senator Raúl Lozano, who received a call from the president to occupy the position of the former minister. For his part, the leader of Cabildo Abierto, Guido Manini Rios, confirmed that the position was awarded to Lozano.
Moreira’s resignation occurs in the midst of a deep crisis within the government coalition, where the president Luis Lacalle Pou requested –and later ratified– the resignation of the official, which caused the leader of CA, Guido Manini Riosand other space representatives publicly stated that they were analyzing the possibility of leaving the coalition, something that ultimately did not end up being fulfilled since they were able to reach an agreement.
How the scandal that led to the resignation of the minister was born
The trigger for the government crisis was the granting of housing directly to a lobbyist militant. At the end of 2021, the MVOT opened a call to deliver houses with up to three bedrooms there through a lottery, however, the minister would have left the “reserved space” in question.
Moreira’s secretary, roel bottarisent an email to the national director of Housing, Jorge Cerettaexplaining that it was in the minister’s interest that one of those two-bedroom apartments in the building be awarded directly to Píriz Ciria.
“Good morning, It is of interest to Minister Dr. Irene Moreira, that the reserved space in the New York esq. Two-bedroom Yi is awarded to Mónica Mabel Píriz Ciria and her daughter. His ID number is XXXXX and his phone number is XXXXX. Thank you very much in advance,” the email read.