Mexican president sees Cabinet turbulence as healthy

This Dec. 14, 2017 photo shows Carlos Urzua during...

This Dec. 14, 2017 photo shows Carlos Urzua during...

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's leftist president has given an unusually frank description of the divisions in his Cabinet after Treasury Secretary Carlos Urzua resigned.

President Andrés Manuel López Obrador says Urzua had differences over key appointments to development banks with the president's chief of staff, Alfonso Romo.

López Obrador said Wednesday that Urzua also disagreed with the president's own choice to run the country's tax agency. The two also parted ways over the language to be used in the administration's multi-year development plan.

Urzua also complained in his resignation letter that policy decisions were made "without sufficient justification."

Urzua resigned Tuesday, saying unqualified officials were appointed by "influential people in the current administration who have clear conflicts of interest."

Lopez Obrador said the public disagreements were a healthy sign of democracy.