Deputy P.M. de la Torre-Ferrándiz stepping downHenotes Palace, Dikaíoma 11/07/2018Former Prime Minister and current deputy Head of Government, Carolina de la Torre-Ferrándiz, has announced today her intentions to resign from her various posts, including her seat in the Senate and the presidency of the DPA.The Hon. Carolina de la Torre-Ferrándiz, Senator for Dikaíoma since 1998 and former Minister of Defence and Internal Affairs has dedicated her whole proffessional life to politics and public service, since she exited Dikaíoma School of Political Sciences with a Masters degree on Governmental Administration of the Armed Forces.Mrs. de la Torre-Ferrándiz has thanked her team and collaborators for their hard work over the past two years and the Derectan people, for having made her the winner of the 2017 Senatorial Elections. However, she has yet to give an explanation as to why she has decided to leave Henotes Palace, and the political life altogether, although it is believed it has to do with her party's loss of confidence in her leadership.She will be replaced by former Premier Commissioner and E.U. Councillor Dame Viviana Ricchetti, a prominent leader of the DPA and possible future candidate to regain the prime ministership for her party.