Peru’s troubled president names fifth PM in 16 months

LIMA: Perupresident of Pedro Castillo on Friday appointed the culture minister as the country’s new prime minister after her predecessor resigned over a dispute with Congress.
Betssy Chaveza 33-year-old lawyer who also served as a labor minister, was sworn in as the fifth prime minister since the siege. Castillo took office 16 months ago.
The pair will reshuffle the cabinet after former prime minister Anibal Torres resigned on Thursday amid ongoing conflict between leftist Castillo and the conservative-controlled parliament.
Castillo, in power since July 2021, has faced two impeachment attempts in parliament and is being investigated in six corruption cases, including charges against his family and political entourage. your.
Earlier this month, thousands of people marched in the capital to demand the removal of a former rural school teacher who unexpectedly took power from Peru’s traditional political elite.
Castillo denounced the charges as politically motivated and enjoys immunity until the end of his term in July 2026.
Chávez, a member of the left-wing pro-Castillo bloc, has 30 days to request a vote of confidence from parliament to be able to take office.


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