Carrasquilla and Deputy Finance Minister Juan Londoño presented their resignation to President Ivan Duque on Monday morning during a meeting at the Casa de Nariño, the government's headquarters.
Both officials are the authors of the controversial tax reform that led to a national strike since April 28. Their departure from the government occurs one day after the Colombian president ordered the withdrawal of the bill.
"Duque made that decision regardless of Carrasquilla. That is the reason for his departure from the office. The whole Treasury team is also supposed to resign," Caracol Radio journalist Darcy Quinn stated.
DAY 3 of Colombia's national strike against the neoliberal tax reform bill presented to Congress by finance minister Alberto Carrasquilla on April 15.
The reform would increase the VAT tax on basic goods & public services, directly hitting the pockets of the working class. pic.twitter.com/pY1KN738HD