Solís loses controversial chief of staff

Melvin Jiménez, the controversial chief of staff to President Luis Guillermo Solís, is out of a job.

The former Lutheran bishop served since last May. He managed the presidential campaign for Solís.

Some lawmakers had urged the president to fire Jiménez, who held the title of minister of the Presidencia. The biggest complaint was that he was ineffective as a liaison between the legislature and Casa Presidencial.

A replacement is expected to be named today.

Solís hopes that the replacement will be able to help move a series of  bills for new taxes through the legislative process.

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