Peru replaces six ministers after surgery at the president's residence

Peru replaces six ministers after surgery at the president's residence

Interior Minister Victor Torres announced his decision to resign from his position on Monday, followed by the resignations of the Ministers of Education and Women. All expressed their support for Bolwarte, with one describing the police raid on the president's home as “unnecessary” and “excessive.”

“I will leave in peace and with clean hands,” Torres told reporters, stressing that his resignation was due to “health and family problems.” The other two ministers did not give reasons for their resignation.

On Monday night, Bolwarti announced the resignation of three others from his government, including the ministers of production, trade and agriculture. She appointed a total of six new ministers, replacing about a third of her cabinet of 19 officials in one day.

The resignations come at a time when Prime Minister Bolwarti, who took office last month, is seeking a vote of support from Congress, as is customary, with the president's government fearing that the opposition-controlled legislature will reject support for the prime minister. minister.

Former Vice President Boluarte assumed the presidency at the end of 2022 as the country's sixth leader in six years, after the dismissal and arrest of President Pedro Castillo on charges of rebellion and conspiracy.

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