The Courier-Mail

President fires staff

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GUATEMALA CITY: Guatemala’s newly sworn-in president has demanded all top government officials resign, promising an honest and inclusive administra­tion, following the surprise resignatio­n of President Otto Perez Molina amid a widening fraud inquiry.

As Alejandro Maldonado took office, his predecesso­r was in court hearing accusation­s he was embroiled in a scheme in which businesspe­ople paid bribes to avoid import duties through Customs.

Mr Perez Molina is the first Guatemalan president to quit.

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