The President of Peru, Pedro Castillo, has taken the oath of his new Cabinet this Wednesday, which will be led by former congresswoman Mirtha Vásquez after the resignation of Guido Bellido.
“For this country of women and men who fight every day to live with dignity, without discrimination and who promote real changes, I do swear,” said the former president of Congress, who becomes the sixth woman in the history of the Andean country to assume the Presidency of the Council of Ministers.
With the leadership of the lawyer, Castillo faces a new stage in his government, which has undergone changes just two months after the start of his mandate and in the midst of various internal problems.
In this context, the Peruvian president has decided to dismiss Iber Maraví as Minister of Labor after he has been questioned by Congress by poutcomes links to terrorist acts. The portfolio will now be occupied by the congresswoman from Peru Libre, Castillo’s formation, Betsy Chávez.
Along with Vásquez and Chávez, the lawyer also took office this Wednesday at the Government Palace.or Luis Roberto Barranzuela, who will replace Juan Carrasco at the head of the Ministry of the Interior; while Carlos Gallardo Gomez he will succeed Juan Cadillo in the Ministry of Education.
In production, Roger Incio replaces Iván Quispe; while in Energy and Mines, Eduardo Gonzales He does the same with Iván Merino. As head of the Ministry of Culture he has sworn Gisella Ortiz, replacing Ciro Gálvez.
Ratify Maúrtua, Francke or Torres
In this way, Castillo has changed seven of his ministers, although it has ratified the Foreign Minister, Óscar Maúrtua; of Defense, Walter Ayala; of Economy, Pedro Francke; of Justice, Aníbal Torres, and of Health, Hernando Cevallos.
The Ministers of Agrarian Development, Víctor Mayta; of Foreign Trade, Roberto Sánchez; of Transport and Communications, Juan Silva; of Housing, Geiner Alvarado, and of Environment, Rubén Ramírez.
The Minister of Women, Anahí Durand, also continues in her position, while Dina Ercilia Boluarte continues to lead Development and Social Inclusion. With all these changes, the presence of women in the Cabinet has increased, from two to five female ministers.
The second Cabinet of Castillo thus begins its stage after the inauguration of this Wednesday, which It was carried out hours after the president accepted the departure of Bellido.
The one who was prime minister of the Andean country has put an end to an ephemeral, but convulsive stage in office, in which he has had to deal not only with criticism from the opposition, but also with the Prosecutor’s Office, which recently opened a series of investigations for alleged apology of terrorism.
In addition, he has starred in different disagreements with some of his colleagues, such as the Foreign Minister, Óscar Maúrtua, or with Castillo himself, who had to come out to deny that the Executive was thinking of nationalizing some companies.
Various opposition parties have greeted Bellido’s departure. Since his inauguration, several of them warned that his presence would generate “instability and misrule” and questioned him for his investigations related to terrorism.