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Foreign Minister Resigns; Remains Vice President

September 9, 1986

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) _ The man who has been El Salvador’s foreign minister and vice president said Monday he has resigned the foreign minister’s job to serve as the head of President Jose Napoleon Duarte’s Christian Democratic Party.

Rodolfo Antonio Castillo Claramount said he would retain his job as vice president. Duarte named Ricardo Acevedo Peralta, who has been the deputy foreign minister since June 1984, as the new foreign minister.

Castillo Claramount said his decision to step down came after his election Sunday as secretary-general of the Christian Democratic Party. He said he needed more time to devote to party work.

Castillo Caramount and Duarte took office as president and vice president in June 1984. The vice president also served as interior minister until June 1985 and then took over the job of foreign minister.

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