Lucy Molinar Denies Rumors Of Her Possible Resignation
Thursday, June 21 2012 @ 11:14 AM EDT
Contributed by: Don Winner
She Will Speak With Martinelli - Molinar said on TVN Noticias, "I wish I could have talked to the president (Ricardo Martinelli) in order to know, to agree on some things." However, she neither confirmed nor denied the rumors circulating on the social networks about her potential resignation from her position as the Minister of Education. Molinar said: "As long as we can keep this horrible politicking out of education, I'll be here." The minister insisted she would remain at the Ministry of Education (Meduca) "as long as the country wants and accepts the idea of taking this horrible thing out of the education system," referring to politics.
From the Palace of the Herons, sources consulted this morning noted that the Executive does not know anything about the possibility of Molinar's resignation. (Prensa)
Editor's Comment: Good for her. I've seen her on several television interviews, when she shows up to talk about the work she's doing to improve Panama's public education system. When the journalists start to ask her about the political topic of the day, Molinar will flat out say "why are you asking me about that? It's a political issue and it does not have anything do to with me. I'm here to talk about the work we're doing to fix this country's education system." And, she's doing it. Lucy Molinar has my vote for "Education Minister For Life" or at least as long as she wants it. The rest of Martinelli's ministers would be well advised to follow her LEADERSHIP and the example she's setting. And the fact that she refused to vote in favor of the Fifth Chamber appointments shows her independence and principles. Martinelli would be "loco" to fire her (whoops), and if she's not going to quit, then I doubt she's going anywhere. Her message is simple - she want's to be left alone so she can work. Makes sense to me.