By Eliana Raszewski
BUENOS AIRES, Aug 17 (Reuters) – Argentinaâ€™s Treasury Minister Nicolas Dujovne has resigned, saying in a letter seen by Reuters on Saturday he believed the government needed â€œsignificant renewalâ€ in its economic team amid a crisis which saw the peso plunge this week.
Dujovne said in a letter to Argentine President Mauricio Macri that he had given his all to the job, helped tame a significant deficit and trim public spending but conceded: â€œMistakes have been made, without a doubt.â€
â€œI believe my resignation is in keeping with my place in a government… that listens to the people and acts accordingly,â€ he added.
Macri has appointed Hernan Lacunza , the current economy minister for Buenos Aires province, as Dujovneâ€™s replacement, a government source told Reuters. ( Reporting Eliana Raszewski; writing by Aislinn Laing; Editing by Marguerita Choy)