Andrew Cuomo's communication director resigns

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New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's communication director, Peter Ajemian, has resigned, according to an announcement from Cuomo's office.

The big picture: Ajemian now joins the growing list of aides who have left Cuomo's administration in recent months following controversies surrounding the governor, including sexual misconduct allegations and coronavirus deaths in nursing homes.

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What he's saying: "After nearly four years, and with this year's budget done and vaccine eligibility open to everyone, I decided now is the time to pursue opportunities in the private sector," Ajemian said, per Spectrum News.

  • "I’m grateful to the governor for giving me the chance to serve. It's been the honor of a lifetime to be part of a team working for New Yorkers in a period of unprecedented crisis and seeing the government work for the people and people work for each other," Ajemian added.

What's next: Ajemian's last day was on Friday and he will be replaced by Rich Azzopardi, who was Cuomo's senior advisor.

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