Her resignation was submitted by the Minister of Justice Emily Giolitis, in a letter sent to the President of the Republic.
The letter of the Minister is as follows:
I hereby wish to submit my resignation to you. The repeated reports of the last weeks of my possible replacement, my presentation as a “weak link” of the government and the firing of my associates for possible movements make my stay at the Ministry of Justice and Public Order unproductive and very problematic.
You know that I thought I should address you today by phone and look for the real dimension of the events. To my great surprise, you conveyed to me that my presence in the ministerial figure affects the image of the government but also yours. How do you pay the political cost of my trial in the Council of Ministers due to my relationship with your close family and what was occasionally published on Social Media.
Dear President, I find it extremely offensive not to recognize my work in these few months of my presence in the Ministry and especially your view that “I am hurting your image”. I inform you that I do not wish to participate in any process of my possible transfer to another post.
I warmly thank my colleagues at the Ministry of Justice, the Chief of Police, the Director of Prisons and the Directorate of our State Archives and I wish you all the best in the admittedly very difficult task they are carrying out.