Correspondent in Lima
The Prime Minister Mirtha Vasquez, resigned from the government of President Pedro Castillo, as explained in his resignation letter, for not making the changes “in cases of corruption in the Executive’s own environments.”
This is how the former prime minister explained her irrevocable resignation caused by President Castillo cutting off all communication since January 14 with former minister Avelino Guillén, who asked him to remove Javier Gallardo, a member of the ruler’s close circle, from the position of Chief of Police. and who has several complaints of corruption for having organized a collection system so that the police officers obtain promotions.
The police chief, Javier Gallardo based his power on placing “loyal” friends to the president of the hat in the High Complexity Crimes Division where investigates Vladimir Cerrón, head of the Free Peru party, which brought Pedro Castillo to power.
Gallardo was fired the same day that Castillo accepted the resignation of Interior Minister Avelino Guillén.
Six months after coming to power, historian Natalia Sobrevilla told ABC that “this is not a leftist government, it is an inept government. How do we get out of this? It is a devilish question because the entire Peruvian system has imploded and that is the problem itself.
«Pedro Castillo is a person who was awarded in a lottery to be president. You don’t have the tools to do the job. He is mortally wounded as a politician. He does not have an environment that helps him and what is coming for Peru is more instability. Still, I prefer a difficult and unstable process in which we are in power, Keiko Sofía Fujimori, who represented the corrupt and factual powers, “he concluded.
This Monday, Castillo announced on his Twitter account the departure of the prime minister: “As I have always announced in my speeches, the cabinet is constantly being evaluated. For this reason, I have decided to renew it and form a new team. I appreciate the support of @MirtyVas and Ministers of State. We will continue on the path of development for the good of the country.”
Mirtha Vásquez’s resignation letter – and not the other way around – was the one that caused President Pedro Castillo’s tweet, who in that social network did not clearly explain what happened after the departure of the interior minister, Avelino Guillén.
“Unfortunately, we have reached the point of not having been able to at least advance in consensus on the leadership of a sector as important as the Interior and neither on respect for its institutional lines, so I doubt the possibility of advancing in others essential changes in other areas”, explained Vásquez in her letter.
“Despite the efforts made, I believe that at this stage my role has been exhausted, and that the reorganization of the cabinet is necessary for its management… I submitted my irrevocable resignation from the position and I thank you for the opportunity provided,” concluded Vásquez.
According to the Peruvian constitution, the resignation of the prime minister causes the immediate resignation of the 19 ministers that make up the cabinet until the president chooses her replacement.