QUITO - Ecuador's Vice President Jorge Glas was relieved of his duties on Thursday, a day after he questioned government economic figures in his latest clash with President Lenin Moreno, who issued a resolution sidelining Glas.
The resolution, which stopped short of firing Glas, accused him of not being a team player. It did not say how long the suspension of Glas' duties, including his leadership of efforts to repair damage from a 2016 earthquake, would last.
"The loyalty and commitment ... implied in serving the homeland in a unified way has not been properly understood by the vice president," the resolution said.
On Wednesday Glas issued a statement denying and defending himself against corruption allegations. The statement also said Moreno's government had been issuing inaccurate economic data.
"They have perversely manipulated the economic figures," Glas' statement said.